Dec 28, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT
In today’s mailbag column, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes that both the Indians and starter Justin Masterson appear to be receptive to the idea of a contract extension. Masterson, who turns 29 in March, is eligible for arbitration for the third time and can become a free agent after the 2014 season.
Since joining the Indians’ starting rotation full-time in 2010, Masterson has been equal parts productive and frustrating. In 2010 and ’12, he finished with a 4.70 and 4.93 ERA, respectively; in ’11 and ’13, he finished at 3.21 and 3.45. This past season, he set a career high strikeout rate at 24 percent.
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