Found December 10, 2013 on Sports Injury Alert:
The Cleveland Indians had an impressive year in 2013.  Part of the reason was Justin Masterson's bounce-back year.  After a rough 2012 campaign, Masterson posted a 14-10 record to go along with a 3.45 ERA.  However, he was injured and missed 22 days.  That is not likely the reason the Indians are exploring trade possibilities, but it could contribute to their potential desire to move the 28-year old.#Indians exploring value of Justin Masterson, but trade is not imminent. Masterson entering walk year in 2014.— paul hoynes (@hoynsie) December 10, 2013As Hoynes mentioned, the fact that Masterson is a free agent after the 2014 season is probably the driving force behind the Indians desire to explore trade potential.  However, if Masterson's oblique injury during the 2013 season were to resurface or cause any other issues during the 2014 season, the Indians would have even less leverage than normal on a possible mid-season deal.  The winter is when Cleveland has to make this tr...
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