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Wednesday Links: For Masterson, pitch selection still a work in progress

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor There’s a common theme shared by the trio of arms that the Red Sox acquired over a week ago, and it could be Boston’s key to success in the 2015 season. Over the past few years, Rick Porcello, Wade Miley, and Justin Masterson have built up a reputation as ground ball pitchers. The latter of which has proven to be one of the best in the league at...
Via Fire Brand AL
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Masterson Extension Offer a Lucky Miss One Year Later

There’s an old adage, “some of the best trades are the ones that are never made.” It’s probably even more truer in free agency and the Indians are no better example. Two years ago the Tribe surprised its fan base and much of baseball when it spent an uncharacteristic $112 million on free agents Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn, Brett Myers and Mark Reynolds. Almost immediately...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
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Justin Masterson is returning to the Boston Red Sox

Justin Masterson was originally drafted by the Boston Red Sox way back in 2006. They shipped him to Cleveland at the 2009 trade deadline as part of a package for Victor Martinez. Five and a half years after that trade, Masterson is heading back to Boston on a one-year, $9.5 million contract. The Red Sox have an agreement with Justin Masterson. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December...
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Reports: Red Sox agree to terms with Justin Masterson

The Boston Red Sox weren’t kidding when they said they were going to add pitching this offseason. The Red Sox have an agreement in place with Justin Masterson, ESPN’s Buster Olney first reported Thursday. The free-agent right-hander received a contract offer — reported to be for one year — from Boston on Monday. The Texas Rangers also offered him a contract, while he drew...
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Red Sox Bring Back Justin Masterson

The Boston Red Sox continue to bolster their pitching staff with groundball pitchers, this time bringing back Justin Masterson.  So since trading Jon Lester and John Lackey last season, the Red Sox have added Joe Kelly, Rick Porcello, Wade Miley and Masterson while shipped out Jorge De La Rosa and Allen Webster.  Masterson only started 15 games (67 appearances) in his...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
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Justin Masterson A Solid Buy-Low Free-Agent Option For Boston Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> Jon Lester isn’t the only familiar face the Boston Red Sox should consider inviting back to the party. The Red Sox offered free-agent pitcher Justin Masterson a one-year contract, according to multiple reports. Masterson, who was drafted by Boston in 2006, is coming off a disappointing season but represents a solid buy-low...
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Red Sox Offer Justin Masterson One-Year Deal

Per Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe, the Boston Red Sox have offered starting pitcher Justin Masterson a one-year contract. Just had Red Sox offer to Justin Masterson clarified to me by a major league source. It’s a one year offer. — Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) December 9, 2014 Masterson, 29, started 2014 with the Cleveland Indians before being dealt to the St. Louis Cardinals...
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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...
Via Waiting For Next Year
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Reports: Justin Masterson Receives Contract Offer From Boston Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox’s weekend visit to free-agent pitcher Justin Masterson apparently was more than just due diligence. The Red Sox have made a contract offer to Masterson, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman and’s Gordon Edes. Heyman reports the Texas Rangers also have offered a contract to the right-hander...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Free Agent Pitcher The Whole AL Central Wants

Free agent, Justin Masterson, is getting a lot of love from the American League Central this off-season as every team is interested in the 29 year old right-handed pitcher. The Chicago White Sox need to add a righty to the starting rotation and Masterson could be the perfect fit. In 2014, Masterson started out as the Opening Day starter for the Cleveland Indians and was awful, he...
Via Sports Mockery
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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