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63 Justin Masterson SP
Height/Weight: 6-6/250 | Birthdate: 3/22/1985 | Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Boston | College: San Diego State | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: $5,687,500 | Owned/Started%: 17/3 | Average Draft Position: 228.97
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Red Sox's Justin Masterson getting another start Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) Red Sox manager John Farrell confirmed Monday starting pitcher Justin Masterson will be back on the hill Friday against the Astros after throwing five strong innings in a 5-3 win Sunday at Tampa Bay. Masterson allowed one unearned run on five hits and no walks, while striking out six.

Masterson is replacing Joe Kelly in the rotation after Kelly was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket last week.


Red Sox SP Justin Masterson strikes out six, picks up win


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/28/2015) Red Sox starting pitcher Justin Masterson was very impressive in Sunday's matchup against the Rays.

Masterson threw five innings, allowed just five hits and one earned run before being pulled from the game. He struck out six batters while picking up his third win of the season.

Masterson (3-2) lowered his ERA to 5.58 with the performance.


Red Sox SP Justin Masterson to start Sunday vs. Rays


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2015) With the Red Sox optioning starting pitcher Joe Kelly to Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday, the team announced Justin Masterson would replace him in the rotation Sunday against the Rays.

Masterson was activated off the disabled list Tuesday. He was moved to the bullpen, but he did not make any relief appearances. He is 2-2 with a 6.37 ERA in seven starts this season.


Red Sox activate P Justin Masterson, relegate him to bullpen


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) Red Sox right-hander Justin Masterson is active again, but has been moved to a rather unfamiliar place. He has been sent to the bullpen. He has pitched just 12 games in relief since 2009.

Masterson is off the disabled list after missing six weeks with a shoulder injury, per the Boston Globe. But his miserable performance before going down has motivated John Farrell to kick him out of the starting rotation.

The sidearmer returns with a 2-2 record and 6.37 ERA. Most concerning is that he has walked 88 batters over the last 164 innings going back to 2014.


Justin Masterson throws bullpen, rehab start likely off


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2015) Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson threw a bullpen session on Sunday, which he said likely means that his rehab start, scheduled for Monday, is probably off, per the Boston Herald.

Masterson is on the DL with a shoulder injury. The team wasn't sure whether to leave him in the minors for another start or work toward bringing him back to the Red Sox bullpen.

Masterson will likely throw another bullpen on Tuesday as he nears a return to the Red Sox. 


Red Sox SP Justin Masterson not sure of next step after rehab


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/20/2015)
Red Sox starting pitcher Justin Masterson is not sure what the next step following his recovery from a shoulder injury will be, per the Providence Journal.

Masterson said the Red Sox have yet to make a decision on whether he will rejoin the team out of the bullpen or participate in another minor-league rehab start. The team could have Masterson go through another rehab start because the rotation is currently very condensed.

"What I’d ultimately like to do and what would be great for all is to go start, but guys have been doing great and that’s understandable that that’s not open at this point in time," Masterson said. "I don't know if it’s in my nature to say, ‘Beat it guys, trade me or put me in here.’ No, I don't think that’s the time right now. Especially the way I see this team going and the way I believe in this team too. I’d like to be a part of it in some way, shape or form."

When he does return to the Red Sox, Masterson could be utilized out of the bullpen, which is a spot he hasn't been in consistently since 2009.

"Right now I feel comfortable pitching in general," he said. "You put me in the pen when you have a good comfortability of what you’re doing, it’s not too bad. Having been there before does help out."


Red Sox's Masterson ready to return, could pitch out of bullpen


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2015) Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson, who is on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket, has proven he is ready to return to the roster, manager John Farrell told reporters Wednesday.

However, the team is still determining if Masterson (shoulder) will rejoin the rotation or be placed in a relief role. Farrell said Masterson is open to pitching out of the bullpen.

The right-hander is 2-2 with a 6.37 ERA in seven starts this season. He is 0-2 with a 3.44 ERA in four rehab appearances between Double-A and Triple-A.


Red Sox P Justin Masterson to make another rehab start Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2015) Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson is scheduled to make another rehab start for the team's Triple-A team Tuesday, reports ESPNBoston.com.

Masterson made his first rehab start Wednesday and allowed one run over six innings. He is on the disabled list with shoulder tendinitis.


Red Sox SP Justin Masterson solid in Triple-A rehab start


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/10/2015) Red Sox starter Justin Masterson moved his minor-league rehab assignment to Triple-A Pawtucket and pitched very well in his start on Wednesday. Masterson allowed one run on two hits over six innings of work. He walked one and struck out six, throwing 47 of his 75 pitches for strikes.

Masterson is recovering from shoulder tendinitis, and the team has not declared the next step in Masterson's recovery, though another rehab start is a very possible scenario. 


Red Sox P Justin Masterson destined for another rehab start


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) The Red Sox have squashed any notion of right-hander Justin Masterson returning to Boston after two rehab starts. He will pitch a third Wednesday for Triple-A Pawtucket, per the Boston Herald.

Now the team has one more decision to make - whether to keep him in the rotation or place him in the bullpen.

Masterson did not earn his spot as a starter when he was pitching for the Sox and has also not earned a quick promotion. After posting a 6.37 ERA in the majors and going down with shoulder tendinitis, he has allowed four runs on 10 hits and four walks in 6 1/3 innings against Double-A and Triple-A hitters.

That's not what anyone had in mind when he signed a one-year deal for $9.5 million in the offseason.

"I'd like to be throwing 96 mph again," he said. "But I don't know if that will come or not. I'm doing everything in my ability to try to make that happen. ... I feel physically the best I've felt since the start of the year."


Justin Masterson may be ready to return to Red Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2015) Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson may be ready to return to the team without another minor league rehab appearance, manager John Farrell said, per the Providence Journal.

Masterson is on the disabled list with shoulder tendinitis. Farrell said he would throw a bullpen session on Sunday, and the team would then decide if he needed another injury rehab start. 

"There's a definite progressive step being taken here," Farrell said, per MLB.com. "We'll probably wait until he throws his bullpen [session] tomorrow to determine if there's another one needed or we insert him back with us. He got to 80 pitches last night, which is the minimum somebody's got to throw on a rehab [assignment] to come back in a rotation spot."


Red Sox P Justin Masterson to have another rehab start Friday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Red Sox manager John Farrell said pitcher Justin Masterson will have a second rehab start in Portland this Friday, according to WEEI

In his first rehab start, Masterson, who is rehabbing shoulder tendinitis, threw 50 pitches in 1 2/3 innings, which didn't make for a great debut. This season, Masterson, in seven starts, is 2-2 with a 6.37 ERA and 24:19 K:BB ratio in 35 1/3 innings.


Red Sox's Justin Masterson throws 50 pitches in rehab debut


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday, giving up three runs (two earned) on two hits and three walks in 1 2/3 innings while striking out two.

Masterson was scheduled to throw three innings on Sunday but built his pitch count up to 50 pitches before he could escape the second. Working his way back from shoulder tendinitis, Masterson is 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 make rehab start Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2015) 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
(5/24/2015) 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
(5/18/2015) 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
(5/16/2015) 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
(5/14/2015) 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.


Red Sox leaning toward putting Justin Masterson on DL


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/13/2015) Red Sox manager John Farrell said the team likely will place struggling starter Justin Masterson on the disabled list due to general fatigue, ruling out the pitcher's start Sunday, per NESN.

Masterson was hit hard Tuesday, giving up six earned runs in 2 1/3 innings against the Athletics, after which Farrell said that "clearly he's not right." Masterson has allowed 10 earned runs in his last two starts. He said he was "not real happy" about the decision to go on the DL, but that he realized his last two outings were not up to par. 

While Farrell didn't indicate who would start Sunday, signs point to Steven Wright getting the nod. 


Red Sox P Justin Masterson rocked in loss against Athletics


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2015) Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson gave up six earned runs in Tuesday night's 9-2 loss against the Athletics. 

Masterson only went 2 1/3 innings and gave up his six runs on six hits. Two of those hits came on home runs. Masterson struck out one batter and walked another. 

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Masterson may be dealing with an injury. 

"Clearly he's not right," Farrell said, via The Boston Globe

Masterson could wind up being moved to the disabled list soon. 

Masterson has now given up 10 earned runs and only thrown a total of four strikeouts in his past two games.


Red Sox's Justin Masterson walks six in loss vs. Rays


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson couldn't make it out of the fifth inning in Wednesday's loss, giving up four earned runs on seven hits and six walks in 4 1/3 innings while striking out one in his team's 5-3 defeat against the Rays.

"It was just lack of control as we got later on in the game," Masterson said, per MLB.com. "The first part was great, first three innings. The fourth, mixed through it. The fifth was kind of a culmination. Just couldn't make the adjustment out there to get back to throwing strikes. Close, but not close enough."

Masterson (2-1) threw just 49 of his 96 pitches for strikes and has now walked three batters or more in four of his last five games. He gave up a run on a single in the third inning and another on a solo home run in the fourth before watching two more runs score on a bases-loaded single in the fifth, which followed a pair of free passes and ended his night.

"For a little bit there I felt like I was in the refilming of Major League," he said. "I could hear the ump saying, 'Ball four, ball eight, ball 12, tried the corner and missed.'"

Masterson owns a 5.18 ERA and 23:18 K:BB ratio in 33 innings. He's scheduled to face the A's in Oakland Tuesday.


Red Sox SP Justin Masterson allows two runs in six innings in no-decision


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/1/2015) Red Sox starting pitcher Justin Masterson allowed two runs on six hits in six innings to take a no-decision against the Yankees on Friday. 

Masterson gave up an RBI double to Carlos Beltran in the first inning and was responsible for a leadoff walk in the seventh inning that came around to score. 

Masterson struck out two and walked three in the outing. 

Masterson's next start is scheduled for Wednesday against the Rays.


Red Sox SP Justin Masterson takes no-decision on Saturday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/25/2015) Red Sox starting pitcher Justin Masterson gave up three runs on seven hits in seven innings of work on Saturday to take a no-decision against the Orioles.

Masterson gave up a solo homer to designated hitter Jimmy Paredes.

Masterson is scheduled to return to the mound Friday against the Yankees.

Justin Masterson moves to 2-0 for Red Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Red Sox starter Justin Masterson moved to 2-0 on the season with a win over Baltimore on Monday. 

Masterson picked up the victory with five innings of three-hit ball. He allowed one run, walked three and struck out six. 

Masterson threw 53 strikes in 93 pitches and lowered his ERA to 5.74. 

"The slider was working real good," Masterson said, per WEEI. "That's what helped me in 2013 and helped me to be a better pitcher. The best way to do that is to throw it for strikes in good counts."

Masterson's next start is scheduled for Saturday, at Baltimore, in a rematch with Wei-Yin Chen.


Red Sox Justin Masterson gives up 7 runs in no decision


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) A Red Sox rally allowed starter Justin Masterson to get a no decision, despite giving up seven earned runs in four and two thirds innings. 

Masterson gave up eight hits and walked three as Washington rallied for six runs in the fifth inning. He struck out four and threw 52 strikes in 93 pitches. 

"Command was just not there today," Masterson said, per WEEI. "Whether it was because was a little bit tight or what, I have a rough idea. We’re still working through it...Just off. Just missed. Seeing sliders just not as sharp as they were before and the continue to work through it, getting by with some stuff by changing speeds and then really just a lot of balls in the zone. We’re just missing on a few pitches, but they got me into counts where I couldn’t help and balls weren’t always getting crushed."

Masterson next pitches in the Red Sox Patriots' Day game on Monday, against the Orioles and Miguel Gonzalez.