JUSTIN MASTERSON NEWS

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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Next Up: The AL East … to Boston and New York

The Indians are working on an 11-game road trip. For the Tribe, enemy territory has been friendlier than home cooking. Their record at home is 54-62, while on the road it’s 30-28. In an Indians season full of bewildering contradictions, this home field disadvantage just might beat them all. Baseball is the one sport that provides a tangible home field advantage by rule, giving...
Via Waiting For Next Year
16 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox cut RHP Masterson, reacquire 3B Rivero from Mariners

DETROIT (AP) The Boston Red Sox have cut right-hander Justin Masterson. The Red Sox designated Masterson for assignment after Sunday's 7-2 win over Detroit. Masterson got out of a sixth-inning jam in relief of Henry Owens, but gave up a home run to Jefry Marte in the seventh. Masterson is 4-2 with a 5.61 ERA in 18 appearances, including nine starts. Manager John Farrell said the...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Decision to DFA Justin Masterson Puts Focus On Youth, Future (Video)

The Boston Red Sox’s decision to designate pitcher Justin Masterson for assignment after Sunday’s 7-2 win over the Detroit Tigers puts the focus on the future. Despite its record, Boston has multiple young players who have stepped up and showed they can contribute going forward. And that’s a positive for the Red Sox. “The youth is really going to make up the core of this...
Via NESN.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson Designated For Assignment; Red Sox To Add Bullpen Arm

Sunday’s shaky relief appearance might have been Justin Masterson’s last in a Boston Red Sox uniform. The Red Sox designated the right-hander for assignment after he gave up a solo home run in one-plus inning of work in a 7-2 win over the Detroit Tigers. The earned run raised Masterson’s ERA this season to 5.61 — the worst among all Red Sox relievers. “It was consistent...
Via NESN.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

John Jaso: Five At Bats vs the Red Sox

On Saturday, Tampa Bay’s John Jaso went 3 for 5 in an 11-7 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park. The left-handed-hitting Rays DH – a former catcher – faced right-hander Joe Kelly in his first three plate appearances. Righty Justin Masterson and lefty Craig Breslow were on the mound in his subsequent at bats. Jaso — hitting .344/.414/.508 since returning from a long stint the...
Via Fangraphs
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Junichi Tazawa, Justin Masterson Win Battles Vs. Tigers

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Can’t lose ‘em all. The Red Sox returned to Fenway Park on Friday for the start of a 10-game homestand and quickly snapped an eight-game losing streak by defeating the Detroit Tigers 2-1 in 11 innings. Boston had lost its first seven games of the second half on the road, so the victory came as a relief, more...
Via NESN.com
July 25, 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...
Via NESN.com
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Justin Masterson’s Work Out Of Bullpen A Silver Lining

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox are going with an interesting tactic — not scoring runs — to open the second half. The Red Sox were blanked for the second consecutive game Saturday. Garrett Richards tossed a complete-game, two-hit shutout as the Los Angeles Angels rolled to a 3-0 win at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. One definitely needs to give credit...
Via NESN.com
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Recap - Sox lose to Astros with usual suspects contributing

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe Red Sox snapped defeat from the jaws of victory last night losing 12-8 in 10 innings to the Astros at Fenway Park.Rather than give you the blah-blah-blah details, let's take a look at some of the individual Red Sox performances last night.Photo courtesy of the Associated PressJUSTIN MASTERSON - he was fine the first time through the Houston order...
Via RedSoxLife
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Mookie Betts Pushes Envelope Too Far In Loss To Astros

BOSTON — A return home only killed the momentum. The Red Sox began an eight-game homestand Friday with a 12-8, 10-inning loss to the Houston Astros at Fenway Park. Boston won five of its previous seven games on the road before suffering the defeat. The most disheartening aspect of Boston’s extra-inning loss was that the offense was up to par. The Red Sox rallied to tie the game...
Via NESN.com
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson, Red Sox Look To Carry Momentum Into Opener Vs. Astros

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Red Sox are riding high for a change. While it’s been a disappointing season for Boston to this point, the Red Sox showed life on their recent seven-game road trip. Boston went 5-2 against the Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays, giving the club some momentum as it prepares to close out the first half with an eight...
Via NESN.com
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Beat:Why is Justin Masterson on the Mound and Brian Johnson Still in Pawtucket?

Jared Scali returned to the Red Sox Beat this week and was ready to talk Brian Johnson, Justin Masterson and all things Red Sox. Plus, he makes a special announcement. 
Via CLNS Radio
July 01, 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...
Via NESN.com
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Masterson Bests Archer in His Return to the Mound

The Red Sox came into the rubber game hoping to squeak out a win.  The Sox recently named Justin Masterson as the starter when they sent Joe Kelly down to Pawtucket.  Masterson hasn’t started a game in 6 weeks and had been added to the bullpen for depth until the recent change.  Masterson wouldn’t have an easy opponent either with Chris Archer who has the lowest ERA in the...
Via Fenway West
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Recap - 3 HRs back Masterson as Red Sox take series from Rays

Jim MonaghanContributing Writer Pablo Sandoval, Alejandro De Aza and David Ortiz (pictured) took Chris Archer deep to back five strong innings from Justin Masterson as the Red Sox beat the Rays 5-3 at Tropicana Field on Sunday.Sandoval and De Aza did their damage in the second inning; Ortiz hit his two-run blast in the fourth. For Ortiz it was the twelfth of the year and 478th of...
Via RedSoxLife
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Justin Masterson Shuts Down Tampa Bay; Boston Wins 5-3

These were the Boston Red Sox we all expected this season. Justin Masterson made his first start since May 12 for the Red Sox, who had lost the last four games he started dating back to April. He temporarily silenced his doubters though, going five strong innings en route to a win. The offense looked good while hitting three home runs in two innings off Tampa Bay Rays ace Chris Archer...
Via NESN.com
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Justin Masterson And The Long Ball Defeat Tampa Bay Rays 5-3

Behind home runs from Pablo Sandoval, Alejandro De Aza and David Ortiz mixed with great pitching from Justin Masterson, the Boston Red Sox (34-43) beat the Tampa Bay Rays (42-35) by a score of 5-3 to take two out of three on the road over the weekend. 
Via CLNS Radio
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Dining Playbook: Red Sox Pitcher Justin Masterson Talks Favorite Restaurants

Boston Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson works up quite the appetite after a long day on the field. He and his wife spend a lot of time trying new restaurants and unique cuisines, and they shared some of their favorite spots with “Dining Playbook” host Jenny Johnson. Hear all about where Masterson likes to chow down in the video above. Thumbnail photo via Tommy Gilligan/USA...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via NESN.com
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson Given Two Options By Boston Red Sox With Return Looming

This embed is invalid" /> Justin Masterson received a proposal from the Boston Red Sox before Friday’s game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Masterson, who made his fourth rehab start Tuesday with Triple-A Pawtucket, can either rejoin the Red Sox and pitch out of the bullpen or make another rehab start for the PawSox and reassess...
Via NESN.com
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson’s Impending Return Raises Question For Red Sox

Justin Masterson is nearing a return from the disabled list, leaving the Boston Red Sox with the decision of whether to reinsert the right-hander into the rotation or shift him to the bullpen. “He’s proven he’s ready to come back,” manager John Farrell told reporters before Wednesday’s matchup with the Atlanta Braves, via The Providence Journal. “We’ve got a decision...
Via NESN.com
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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