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In First Move, Dombrowski Lowers Boom On Masterson

For his first official move as Red Sox President of Baseball Operations, Dave Dombrowski cut ties with an original Boston property—Justin Masterson. Masterson had been designated for assignment by Ben Cherington last week, but (conceivably) could have been re-signed with the club. That, of course, was highly unlikely. Nevertheless, the finality of actually releasing Masterson...
Via FenwayNation
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Sox Designate Justin Masterson For Assignment

On Sunday, the Red Sox released struggling right-hander Justin Masterson by designating for assignment. Boston had signed the former organizational prospect to a one-year, $9.5 million deal. The 30-year old went a disappointing 4-2 with a 5.61 ERA in 18 appearances. In his final work for The Carmine Hose, Masterson gave up a seventh-inning HR on Sunday.
Via FenwayNation
August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Designate Justin Masterson For Assignment, Trade For Carlos Rivero

Justin Masterson's second stint as a member of the Boston Red Sox may have ended on Sunday afternoon.
Via CLNS Radio
August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Justin Masterson Doesn’t Regret Contract Talks With Indians

This embed is invalid" /> No one would blame Justin Masterson if he looked back on his contract negotiations with the Cleveland Indians with some regret. The right-hander would be in a comfortable place financially if he accepted a multiyear offer from the Tribe before last season. Instead, the uncertainty of free agency again looms. But the laid-back Masterson...
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson: ‘It Was Great To Be Out There Again’ (Video)

Justin Masterson was just happy to be back on the field Sunday afternoon. He talked to reporters after the game about his outing and how he felt after returning from the disabled list to pitch in the majors for the first time in nearly two months. “It was good, I mean it was great to be out there again, having not been in a big league game for who knows how long, so it’s just...
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson Not Letting Uncertainty Spoil New Chance With Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> It could be one start. It could be a whole bunch of starts. Justin Masterson doesn’t quite know. Masterson isn’t focused on life in the Boston Red Sox’s rotation — or out of it — beyond Sunday’s start against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. The right-hander, who will start in place of recently demoted Joe Kelly, just...
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson: I Can’t Envision Asking Red Sox For Trade Right Now

This embed is invalid" /> Justin Masterson doesn’t want out. Quite the opposite, in fact. The Boston Red Sox gave Masterson two options before Friday’s game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium: rejoin the Red Sox and pitch out of the bullpen or make another rehab start with Triple-A Pawtucket. Masterson still hasn’t made a decision...
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson drawing interest in free agency

The Clevealnd Indians lost interest in Justin Masterson, especially as his on-field performance shrunk in 2014. He was eventually traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for a prospect. We’ll see what the free agency market yields in the way of dollars, but right now there are at least two teams interested in Masterson that have made offers. It’s being reported that both Masterson’s...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Analyzing Justin Masterson’s Cardinal Debut

The Cardinals’ first starting pitching acquisition of the year made his debut on Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers. That game was a big start for three reasons. First, it was Justin Masterson‘s first chance to impress in a Cardinal uniform. Second, it was a chance for Masterson to shut down a division rival and potential playoff opponent. Third, it was Masterson’s first...
Via Cardinals Farm
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Trade deadline

As the trade deadline rapidly approaches this afternoon, St. Louis Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak began making some big moves for pitchers. The Cards landed 2013 All-Star righty Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians yesterday. In exchange for Masterson, the Indians acquired outfield prospect James Ramsey. After the lack of pitching due to injuries, it’s no surprise...
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

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