Found October 01, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
With Justin Masterson coming off injury, he is not able to rejoin the starting rotation just yet.  The Cleveland Indians have decided to use him in a  relief role for the remainder of the season (which could just be one game now).  Since the Indians do not have a designated closer right now, Masterson could fill that role in Wednesday's Wild Card playoff. According to Mark Emery of MLB.com, Cleveland is not yet comfortable making that decision, but the move seems logical.  Masterson is a team leader, and he has been getting some solid experience in a relief role over the final part of the season.  He could slide right into the closer spot. Chris Perez was the Indians' closer, but he lost the job last week after giving up four runs in the ninth inning.  The Indians managed to win that game and capped the season with 10-straight wins, but they still don't have a new closer in place. Masterson suffered a strained oblique on September 2nd.  He came off the DL toward the end of the season and made three relief appearances.  The club thinks he needs more time before he would be ready to pitch a full game, so they intend to keep him in the pen for now. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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