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Justin Masterson undergoes surgery on left shoulder

Oct 12, 2011, 6:21 PM EDT

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From MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian comes word that starter Justin Masterson underwent arthroscopic surgery Wednesday on his non-throwing shoulder.

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.

  1. Jeremiah Graves - Oct 12, 2011 at 6:24 PM

    Chiming in real quick, I’m like 99.9% sure Masterson isn’t a southpaw…if he is, the form in that picture is amazing given that he’s using his non-throwing arm. ;-)

  2. cmb79 - Oct 12, 2011 at 9:29 PM

    He’s not throwing lefty in the pic.

  3. cmb79 - Oct 12, 2011 at 9:30 PM

    Oh, nevermind. Strike that one from the record.

  4. damnyankee13 - Oct 13, 2011 at 3:18 PM

    Dont yall just love the research these writers do?LOL

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