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Wednesday
May132015

Red Sox to Place RHP Justin Masterson on Disabled List

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- The Boston Red Sox are planning to place starting pitcher Justin Masterson on the disabled list because of arm fatigue, according to manager John Farrell. He made the announcement before Wednesday’s series finale against the Oakland Athletics.

Masterson lasted just 2 1-3 innings in a 9-2 loss to the A’s on Tuesday night. He allowed six earned runs on six hits and one walk while only striking out one.

In seven games this season, the right hander is 2-2 with a 6.37 ERA and a 1.67 WHIP.


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Saturday
Dec132014

Red Sox Sign Justin Masterson

Rob Carr/Getty Images(BOSTON) --  A familiar face will soon be re-joining the Boston Red Sox.

While it isn't Jon Lester, who many hoped would return Fenway but instead signed with the Chicago Cubs, Thursday the Red Sox brought back Justin Masterson.

Masterson, 29, who was drafted by the Red Sox in 2006 and played with the team through 2009, signed with the team for one-year $9.5 million.

In 2009, the Red Sox traded Masterson to the Cleveland Indians as part of a package to acquire catcher, Victor Martinez.

Masterson began to struggle last year, posting a 5.88 ERA in 2014. The Indians traded Masterson to the St. Louis Cardinals, but the Red Birds were unable to solve the mechanical issues that have begun to haunt the sinker baller.

The Red Sox will hope that a low-risk signing of a familiar face will provide a boost to a rotation that posted a 4.01 ERA in the 2013 season.


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Wednesday
Jul302014

Cardinals Acquire SP Justin Masterson from Indians 

Sarah Glenn/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  In an attempt to bolster their starting rotation, the St. Louis Cardinals have acquired right-hander Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for minor league outfielder James Ramsey.

Masterson is 4-6 with a 5.51 ERA this season for Cleveland.  He will be a free agent this winter.  Masterson has struggled with a knee injury recently and was placed on the disabled list July 8.  He has yet to be activated.

The 29-year-old right-hander made the All-Star team last season when he went 14-10 with three shutouts.  He finished his career in Cleveland with a 48-61 record.

Ramsey, 24, was the 23rd overall pick in the 2012 draft out of Florida State.  In 235 minor league games, he's a .266 hitter with a .368 on base percentage.


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Tuesday
Jul082014

Indians Place RHP Justin Masterson on 15-Day Disabled List

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND) -- The Cleveland Indians placed starting pitcher Justin Masterson on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday because of inflammation in his right knee. The Indians recalled left-handed pitcher Nick Hagadone from Triple-A Columbus to take Masterson’s roster spot.

On Monday night against the New York Yankees, Masterson lasted just two innings, allowing five earned runs on six hits in the 5-3 loss.  The right-hander is 4-6 on the season with a 5.51 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP.

In six games with the Indians this season, the 28-year-old Hagadone is 1-0 with a 6.00 ERA. He has allowed two earned runs in three innings of work.


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Tuesday
Feb182014

Masterson Agrees to One-Year Deal With Indians

Sarah Glenn/Getty Images(GOODYEAR, Ariz.) -- The Cleveland Indians and starting pitcher Justin Masterson avoided salary arbitration on Tuesday, when the right-hander agreed to a one-year contract. The deal is worth $9,762,500, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Heading into arbitration, Masterson was asking for $11.8 million, while the Tribe offered $8.05 million.

The 28-year-old Masterson went 14-10 last season with a 3.45 ERA. He struck out 195 batters in 193 innings of work.

Cleveland acquired Masterson in a trade with the Red Sox on July 31, 2009, when they sent catcher Victor Martinez to Boston. The Indians also received minor league pitcher Bryan Price and left-handed reliever Nick Hagadone in the deal.

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Thursday
Aug302012

Oakland A's Sweep Cleveland Indians With A 12-7 Victory

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- Coco Crisp, Cliff Pennington, Josh Reddick and Josh Donaldson each homered for the Athletics as Oakland defeated the Cleveland Indians on Thursday 12-7 to sweep their four-game series.

A’s starter Jarrod Parker (9-7) went five innings, allowing five earned runs on eight hits, while Indians starter Justin Masterson (10-12) lasted just four innings, giving up eight earned runs on eight hits.

The A’s are tied with the Baltimore Orioles for the top spot in the American League wild card standings.

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Friday
Apr062012

Blue Jays Outlast Indians in 16 Innings, 7-4

Sarah Glenn/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- There was some history made at Progressive Field on Thursday.

J.P. Arencibia's three-run shot off Indians (0-1) pitcher Jairo Asencio in the top of the 16th inning to give the Blue Jays (1-0) a 7-4 lead capped the longest opening-day game ever in the major leagues.

"I guess it's pretty cool now," said Arencibia who caught all 16 innings on Thursday. "I'm glad to be on the winning end."

According to STATS LLC, the Indians-Blue Jays opener was the longest of 1,360 Opening-Day games played since 1901.

"I guess we got in the record books," said Indians starter Justin Masterson who left with a 4-1 lead in the eighth inning before closer Chris Perez blew the ninth inning save. "That's something. Who started it? That's a trivia question."

Luis Perez got the win after pitching four innings in relief for the Blue Jays.  Jose Bautista homered for Toronto in the win.

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