Nearly two weeks after Adam Plutko last pitched for the Columbus Clippers -- the Cleveland Indians' Triple-A affiliate -- he received the call every baseball player dreams of. The problem: He was in the middle of his friend's wedding.
"They had literally just finished saying 'I do,'" Plutko told reporters.
Plutko, 24, assumed his season was over when the Clippers were eliminated from the playoffs. He returned home, enjoyed a few days off and traveled with his wife and parents to California for the wedding.
When the Indians' head of player development first called, he ignored it, assuming it was an exit interview. When he kept calling back, Plutko knew something was up. He answered and found out he was heading to the majors.
Now he joins the Indians recently-depleted pitching staff in the midst of a pennant race. Pretty decent excuse to leave a wedding early.