Justin Masterson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Justin Masterson has arthroscopic surgery on right shoulder

    ESPN "Pitcher Justin Masterson underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder Wednesday and expects to be back to full strength by spring training, said his agent, Randy Rowley. Masterson, 30, was released by the Boston Red Sox in August after he posted a 4-2 record and a 5.61 ERA in..." October 01

  • Justin Masterson released by the Red Sox

    Hardball Talk "Justin Masterson and his $9.5 million contract predictably passed through waivers unclaimed after being designated for assignment by the Red Sox and the veteran right-hander has now been released." August 19

  • Red Sox designate Justin Masterson for assignment

    Hardball Talk "Justin Masterson allowed a solo home run to Jefry Marte in his one inning of relief in Sunday’s win against the Tigers. The Red Sox designated him for assignment after the game, as Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports. The Red Sox signed Masterson to a one-year, $9.5 million deal..." August 09

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    Tim Britton @TimBritton

    Kelly is in fact optioned. Masterson to start Sunday.

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    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    Masterson said he won't be pitching in AAA tomorrow. "Tweet that, he said. So the bullpen on Tues. seems likely

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    HardballTalk @HardballTalk

    Justin Masterson will not start Sunday, #RedSox "moving toward" disabled list stint http://t.co/wHGDpa4kY9

  • Sources: Masterson has deal with Red Sox

    ESPN "The Boston Red Sox reached an agreement Thursday with free-agent pitcher Justin Masterson, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney. The 28-year-old right-hander had a difficult 2014 campaign, struggling with a knee injury that landed him on the disabled list with the Cleveland Indians and later in the..." December 11

  • Marlins, White Sox, Red Sox, maybe Cubs and more in Masterson derby

    CBS Sports "Free-agent pitcher Justin Masterson, looking for a big bounce-back year, has met with the Red Sox and has meetings set up here at the winter meetings with the Marlins, White Sox and possibly Cubs. Masterson met with Boston in his hometown of Indianapolis on Saturday. Masterson broke into the..." December 08

  • Masterson may be a fit for Red Sox

    CSN New England "A year ago, Masterson seemed headed for a big free agent payday. But he and the Cleveland Indians couldn't get together on an extension last offseason, and last July the Indians dealt him to St. Louis. He was, in a word, abysmal with the Cardinals, compiling a 7.04 ERA in six games. There were..." November 05

  • Masterson heads to bullpen for Cardinals

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The list of candidates to start Thursday’s Cardinals game at Milwaukee diminished by one Monday when manager Mike Matheny said struggling righthander Justin Masterson will be doing his next pitching out of the bullpen. “We’ve got him in that mindset already,” Matheny said. “When he’ll be..." September 02

  • Cardinals' Justin Masterson considers abandoning windup

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When Justin Masterson went to the bullpen at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park on Wednesday to ready for his next start, he and the Cardinals coaches believed a solution for his continued struggles would be found first by asking a question: How could he make everything simpler? The answer is creative,..." August 29

  • Masterson struggles may get bumped from Cardinals’ rotation

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "After winning a nearly five-hour struggle the night before, the Cardinals had little Sunday for well-traveled Philadelphia Phillies righthander Jerome Willliams. Their own starter, Justin Masterson, had little or nothing for the Phillies either, and the result was a 7-1 loss that cost the..." August 25

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    JIM BOWDEN @JimBowdenESPNxm

    Justin Masterson has been traded to the Cardinals in exchange for OF James Ramsey #Confirmed #ESPN #SiriusXM

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    Peter Gammons @pgammo

    The Indians are trading Justin Masterson to the Cardinals

  • Cards land Indians' righty Justin Masterson

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals have made their move for a starting pitcher. The Cardinals traded a prospect Wednesday afternoon for Cleveland Indians righty Justin Masterson, a source confirmed to the Post-Dispatch. The deal was announced by the teams shortly after 1:30 p.m. St. Louis time. Masterson is on the..." July 30

  • Masterson isn't insisting on long deal, raising Indians' chances

    CBS Sports "Indians star pitcher Justin Masterson named his price in contract discussions with the team over the weekend, and word is, he could be amenable to a shorter-term deal than the free-agent market would likely warrant, perhaps even as little as three years, depending on the price. Masterson's..." March 04

  • Masterson hints of multiyear deal with Indians; talks ongoing

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "After pitching a scoreless inning against the Reds on Thursday afternoon at Goodyear Ballpark, Justin Masterson hinted that he could be making progress on a multiyear deal with the Indians. When asked about his impending free agency after this season, Masterson said, “I figure somehow, someway..." February 28

  • Justin Masterson, Indians agree on 1-year deal worth $9.8 million

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Justin Masterson did not have to fly to St. Petersburg, Fla., on Tuesday because he and the Indians reached a one-year deal to avoid arbitration. Masterson signed for $9.762,500. It was just below the midpoint of the parties' two filing numbers. Masterson filed at $11.8 million and the Indians..." February 19

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Source: Indians have an agreement on a 1-year deal with Masterson. More soon on http://t.co/SSqu0Zd4vR.

  • Justin Masterson, Indians shelve multiyear talks, concentrate on 1-year deal

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It appears discussions about a multiyear deal for Justin Masterson have been shelved while the Indians and his agent, Randy Rowley, work toward a one-year deal with or without the arbitration process. Masterson’s arbitration hearing is scheduled for Feb. 20 in St. Petersburg, Fla. There is a..." January 28

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    The $3.75M gap in salary proposals might necessitate a hearing to settle Masterson's arb case. Little progress in long-term talks at moment.

  • Cleveland Indians, Justin Masterson will talk multiyear deal before filing arbitration numbers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "While the Indians continue to pursue starting pitchers outside the organization, the process for keeping one of their own beyond the 2014 season will begin in earnest over the next several days. Justin Masterson, the Indians' No.1 starter for the last two seasons, is scheduled to file for..." January 11

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #Yankees would like to grab #indians Masterson in a 3-team trade involving CF Gardner if they can pull it off

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Indians are open to trade proposals for Asdrubal Cabrera, as well as Justin Masterson, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me. @FOXSports1

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Indians listening on Masterson with idea of exploring longer-term options. Masterson entering final season before free agency.

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    Jayson Stark @jaysonst

    Clubs that have asked #Indians about Justin Masterson think he's very unlikely to be dealt. Listening but not "actively" looking to move him

  • Masterson may be candidate for closer's role

    MLB.com "The Indians enter Wednesday's American League Wild Card Game at Progressive Field without a defined closer. Staff leader Justin Masterson is considered to be capable of pitching only as a reliever at this time. As such a decision to put Masterson in charge of the ninth inning seems like a logical..." October 01

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Masterson threw 33 pitches. Callaway: current plan calls for mound session (maybe sim game) Mon or Tue. "He looked good" Callaway said.

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    Jordan Bastian @MLBastian

    Masterson (L. oblique) said he hopes to throw bullpen session before Friday. Francona will only give OK if medical staff approves.

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Terry Francona says Justin Masterson could throw off the mound on Friday if all goes well in next few days. #Indians.

  • Masterson plays catch; still no timetable on possible return

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The baseball season stops for no player. It doesn't recognize injury family emergency or illness. Staying true to the schedule is the only thing that matters. On Thursday Justin Masterson rejoined the race to Sept. 29 the end of the regular season. Masterson the Indians' No.1 starter played..." September 13

  • Justin Masterson will miss at least one start with oblique strain

    Akron Beacon Journal "Justin Masterson underwent an MRI scan today which revealed he has a strained left oblique. How long he will be out of the rotation is not clear but manager Terry Francona said this: ""He will defintiely miss a start. After that we'll go on symptoms. He can't do anything until he is pain..." September 03

  • Swisher homers, Masterson deals as Indians sweep Angels, 3-1

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Nick Swisher and Justin Masterson double-teamed the Angels on Wednesday. Swisher didn't want to see the Indians lose the momentum they created in Tuesday night's 14-inning victory. It would have been easy to do because Wednesday was the last game on a nine-game 10-day trip. Masterson went..." August 22

  • Giambi, Masterson help Indians defeat Reds, 5-2

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Jason Giambi is much more comfortable attempting to hit a home run than he is attempting to steal a base. Giambi, two innings after his base-running mistake, hit a three-run homer in the sixth to help the Indians defeat the Reds, 5-2, Wednesday night at Progressive Field. Justin Masterson..." May 30

  • Indians' Justin Masterson beats Yankees, 1-0, on complete-game four-hitter

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Justin Masterson threw a four-hit shutout and Jason Kipnis hit a solo homer as the Indians beat New York, 1-0, in the first game of a makeup doubleheader at Progressive Field. Masterson (6-3, 3.14) struck out nine and walked three. He threw 118 pitches, 79 for strikes. After Michael Bourn..." May 13

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    Buster Olney @

    Justin Masterson is starting opening day for the Indians.

  • Indians need Justin Masterson and Ubaldo Jimenez to return to top form

    Akron Beacon Journal "It’ no secret that for the Indians to contend with the Detroit Tigers for the Central Division title, Justin Masterson and Ubaldo Jimenez cannot repeat their disappointing performances of last season, when they put together a dominating set of negative statistics. Nevertheless, for the second..." February 26

  • Masterson, Jimenez know Indians' hopes for improvement in 2013 rest in their arms

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Baseball players, especially pitchers, have to live in the mirror of their mind. In good times and bad, know thyself is the rule of the game. Justin Masterson and Ubaldo Jimenez took a long look into that mirror after combining for 32 losses last season. Things were so bad that Jimenez said,..." February 17

  • Justin Masterson and Ubaldo Jimenez: Can They Rebound?

    Let's Go Tribe "In 2012, both Justin Masterson and Ubaldo Jimenez had what I am calling a "train wreck" season: they pitched enough innings to be considered a "qualified" starter (162+), but had a park-adjusted ERA at least 20% worse than the league average (ERA+ of 80 or worse). It was the first time in history..." February 05