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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|
|vs L.A. Dodgers|| 3.0||0||0|| 9.00||0||3||7|
|vs LHB|| 67.1||0||0|| 6.68||0||37||46|
|vs RHB|| 61.1||0||0|| 4.99||0||32||70|
|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, LF 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 pitcher Masterson not concerned with earning new contract
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(2/10/15) New Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson isn't trying earn a new contract this season. He just wants to pitch.
"I hear people say that to me all the time. Have a good year and you'll get the big contract, but if I was overly concerned about that yeah, that would be the case," Masterson said to The Boston Globe.
Masterson, who is entering his first season in Boston after posting a 7-9 record with a 5.88 ERA between stints in Cleveland and St. Louis, is only concerned about helping the Red Sox get back to the playoffs.
"It's just more fun when you pitch better and when you're able to help your team win. That's what I want to get back to. Last year was disappointing because if the Indians had a healthy Justin Masterson, they might have gotten into playoffs and may have had a whole different ball club."
Red Sox's Justin Masterson in good shape following second bullpen
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(2/5/15) Red Sox starting pitcher Justin Masterson went through a relatively light workout Wednesday at the team's spring complex in Florida, throwing 25 fastballs and doing some running.
However, the day was significant for Masterson because he appears to be in a much better situation healthwise as compared to this time last year, per WEEI.com.
“Nothing hurts,” he said when asked about the difference in throwing his second bullpen, compared to his initial time off the mound with the Indians last season. “I feel like I’m getting through a ball. When I came to spring last year I didn’t feel like I could get through a ball. I just figured I needed to loosen up, but it never did. Coming in right now compared to last year? It’s huge.”
After winning a career-best 14 games in 2013, Masterson struggled in 2014 with the Indians and Cardinals. It appears an offseason injury contributed heavily to Masterson's struggles last season.
“In the offseason, after I tore the oblique, I didn’t get it worked through. I didn’t get that scar tissue taken away,” Masterson said. “I didn’t strengthen the way I should have. A lot of things I didn’t do right just because it felt fine. And then it was like I was catching up the whole time, and because of the lack of rotation other stuff started working harder and then you go down that chain. The knee starts hurting a little bit. The hips aren’t working as well as they should. The arm’s not coming through. You’re like, what’s going on here? All of those things were a trickle down effect."
Red Sox sign free agent Justin Masterson
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(12/11/14) The Red Sox have agreed to terms with free-agent pitcher Justin Masterson on a one-year contract, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.
In 2014, Masterson went 7-9 with a 5.88 ERA for the Indians and Cardinals.
Red Sox, Rangers have offers out to Justin Masterson
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(12/9/14) The Rangers and Red Sox have made offers to free agent starting pitcher Justin Masterson, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. The right-handed pitcher is also talking to the Marlins, White Sox, Royals, Giants and Twins.
Report: Rangers make contract offer for RHP Justin Masterson
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(12/8/14) According to a league source, the Rangers have made a contract offer for right-hander Justin Masterson, reports the Dallas Morning News on Monday. Terms of the bid were not made public.
Per CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman, Masterson has appointments with the Marlins and White Sox at the winter meetings, and he could also meet with the Cubs. Several other clubs, including the Royals, Giants and Twins have also expressed interest in Masterson.
Masterson endured an injury-plagued 2014 campaign, posting a 5.88 ERA in 25 starts (128 2/3 innings).
|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|
|3/5/15||@ MIN||7:05 pm|| |
|3/6/15||MIA||1:05 pm|| |
|3/7/15||@ BAL||1:05 pm|| |
|3/7/15||MIN||1:05 pm|| |
|3/8/15||@ NYM||1:10 pm|| |
|3/9/15||@ STL||1:05 pm|| |
|3/10/15||TB||1:05 pm|| |
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