Oct 12, 2011, 6:21 PM EDT
The minor operation was performed by Dr. Craig Morgan in Wilmington, Deleware and deemed an initial success. Masterson should be fully recovered by the start of spring training next February.
The 26-year-old right-hander registered a solid 3.21 ERA and 158/65 K/BB ratio across 216 innings this season for the second-place Indians.
Unless Ubaldo Jimenez gets the nod, Masterson could be Cleveland’s Opening Day starter in 2012.
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