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It’s become a major theme around Major League Baseball thus far this season. Relatives of all-time greats being promoted and dominating on baseball’s grandest of stages.

While a lot of the focus has been on Toronto with Cavan Biggio and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. becoming the first set of sons from Hall of Fame fathers on the same team, the Cleveland Indians are now making news.

Cleveland promoted 24-year-old starting pitcher Zach Plesac on Saturday. He’s the nephew of Dan Plesac, who earned three All-Star appearances during an 18-year career.

The younger Plesac has dominated minor-league hitters since being a 12th-round pick of the Indians back in 2016.

This season alone, the 24-year-old hurler has pitched to a 4-1 record with a 1.41 ERA and 0.79 WHIP in nine starts between Double-A and Triple-A. He’s also struck out nearly a batter per inning.

It remains to be seen when Plesac will make his debut.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.

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