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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||195.00||11.00||13.00||0.00||4.06||1.38||171.00||78.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Shoulder - 15-day DL. Expected to begin Triple-A rehab assignment May 31|
|vs LHB|| 22.0||0||0|| 5.73||0||11||15|
|vs RHB|| 13.1||0||0|| 7.43||0||8||9|
|12/27/2014||Aaron Judge, RF NYY|
Justin Masterson, SP BOS
|Michael Saunders, RF TOR|
Victor Martinez, DH DET
Jose Berrios, RP MIN
|12/26/2014||Justin Masterson, SP BOS||Ronald Guzman, 1B TEX|
Vincent Velasquez, RP HOU
|12/21/2014||Joc Pederson, CF LAD|
George Springer, RF HOU
Andrew Heaney, SP LAA
Lucas Giolito, SP WAS
|Derek Norris, C SD|
Justin Masterson, SP BOS
Jonathan Broxton, RP MIL
Giancarlo Stanton, RF MIA
|Last 10 Games|
Red Sox's Justin Masterson to make rehab start Sunday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/28/15) Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday, the Providence Journal reports.
Masterson will throw three innings in the start as he continues to recover from shoulder tendinitis. He's 2-2 with a 6.37 ERA and 24:19 K:BB ratio in 35 1/3 innings across seven starts.
Red Sox's Justin Masterson to have one more bullpen before rehab
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/24/15) Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson threw a "pretty intense" bullpen session on Friday, manager John Farrell said on Sunday.
Masterson is moving closer to a return from the shoulder tendinitis that landed him on the 15-day disabled list on May 13.
"He'll have at least one more. We'll probably get a total of three bullpens before we send him out on a rehab assignment," Farrell said, per MLB.com. "He's making strong progress in terms of the intensity of the throws, the volume of the throws."
Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson hoping to throw side sessions
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/18/15) Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson is aggresively working his way back from a shoulder injury that has landed him on the 15-day DL. Masterson played catch twice this week, according to manager John Farrell and is hoping to throw a couple of side sessions next week, according to the Boston Herald.
"He's responded well to the medication and the limited throws he's making," Farrell said.
Masterson is 2-2 with a 6.37 ERA in 35 1/3 innings of work this season.
Red Sox's Justin Masterson threw lightly prior to Friday's game
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(5/16/15) Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson threw lightly in the outfield and worked on his mechanics with pitching coach Carl Willis before batting practice Friday night, the Boston Globe reports. Masterson was placed on the disabled list on Thursday with shoulder tendinits.
He held a 6.37 ERA at the time he was placed on the disabled list.
Red Sox place righty Justin Masterson on disabled list
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(5/14/15) What was expected has become reality. The Red Sox have placed struggling right-hander Justin Masterson on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis, retroactive to Wednesday.
The free agent signee has followed a strong start to the season with two disastrous outings. He yielded 10 runs on 13 hits and seven walks in 6 2/3 innings to catapult his ERA from 4.71 to 6.37.
Masterson pitched well in four of five starts before those poor performances against Tampa Bay and Oakland, two of the weaker-hitting teams in the American League. He has traditionally fared far better against right-handed hitters, but owns a 7.43 ERA against them this season.
Left-hander Robbie Ross has been promoted from Triple-A Pawtucket to take the place of Masterson on the big-league roster.
|2014 summary: In a word, oof. Justin Masterson was probably at his best in 2013, winning 14 games with a 3.45 ERA and more than a strikeout per inning, which made his collapse in 2014 even harder to reconcile. Even the Cardinals, with their miraculous ability to get the best out of everybody, couldn't save him. He had a 7.04 ERA in nine appearances, including six starts, after joining them midseason.|
Playing time status: A steep drop in velocity (more than 3 mph, according to BrooksBaseball.net) surely explains the collapse, but then, what explains the drop in velocity? Masterson is only 29, after all. He spent some time on the DL with a sore knee, an injury that may have affected him mechanically, but the health of his arm never came into question -- and in fact never has over his seven-year career.
2015 outlook: The Red Sox were the team that chose to roll the dice on Masterson this offseason, hoping to correct whatever went wrong for him in 2014, and they're a logical fit. If it doesn't work out, they can always shift him to the bullpen, where he pitched for them at the start of his career. Even with reduced stuff, he still managed to record 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings, so he at least has something to work with. Starting pitcher being as deep as it is, though, you shouldn't gamble on him in mixed leagues.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/29/15||@ TEX||8:05 pm||Yovani Gallardo|
|5/30/15||@ TEX||7:15 pm||Phil Klein|
|5/31/15||@ TEX||3:05 pm||Wandy Rodriguez|
|6/1/15||MIN||7:10 pm||Mike Pelfrey|
|6/2/15||MIN||7:10 pm||Phil Hughes|
|6/3/15||MIN||7:10 pm||Trevor May|
|6/4/15||MIN||4:05 pm||Kyle Gibson|
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