Zach Plesac Agrees to $1 Million Deal With Los Angeles Angels

Zach Plesac with the Cleveland Guardians in October 2022
Zach Plesac with the Cleveland Guardians in October 2022. Photo by Aaron Josefczyk/UPI/Shutterstock (13471023k)

Starting pitcher Zach Plesac has agreed to a one-year, $1 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels, the team announced on Saturday. Following the deal, the Angels sent left-handed reliever Adam Kolarek to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Prior to arriving in Los Angeles, Plesac spent five seasons with the Cleveland Guardians, who picked him in the 12th round of the 2016 MLB Draft out of Ball State. During his time in Cleveland, he went 26-27 for the Guardians with a 4.20 ERA in 84 games (83 starts), striking out 359 batters in 466⅔ innings.

Kolarek, who was recently shifted to Salt Lake, was signed by the Angels in November as a free agent. He played for both the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets in 2023, not giving up a run in six innings spread over five relief appearances.