Jul 28, 2014, 6:17 PM EDT
An impending free agent, Justin Masterson owns a disappointing 5.51 ERA over 18 starts this season and is currently on the disabled list with right knee inflammation.
Jul 26, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT
The middling Indians hope to get a boost, as starter Justin Masterson is expected to return on Friday to take on the Rangers.
Jul 22, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT
Justin Masterson tossed five innings in a minor-league rehab start Sunday, but rather than welcoming him back from the disabled list the Indians will have the right-hander make another rehab start.
Jul 18, 2014, 10:40 AM EDT
Bud Black is considering her to bat cleanup, too.
Jul 8, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT
Maybe the Indians knew something when they balked at Justin Masterson’s seemingly reasonable contract extension demands.
Jun 29, 2014, 1:21 PM EDT
Justin Masterson had to be scratched from his last turn in the Indians’ starting rotation because of soreness in his right knee — something that has bothered him off and on throughout this season. But he threw a successful bullpen session Saturday and has been cleared to start Tuesday at home against the Dodgers.
Jun 27, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT
The ongoing knee injury may help explain why the Indians have been so hesitant to sign Masterson to a contract extension at what were reported to be very reasonable demands, and perhaps it’s also why Masterson’s demands have been so reasonable with free agency right around the corner.
Jun 25, 2014, 8:53 PM EDT
From Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer comes word that Indians right-hander Justin Masterson has been scratched from his next scheduled start Sunday against the Mariners because of lingering soreness in his right knee.
Jun 5, 2014, 9:20 AM EDT
For the second day in a row, a big league pitcher tosses a flawless inning.
Jun 4, 2014, 6:40 AM EDT
Henderson Alvarez has three shutouts. Three shutouts was enough to be the full-season leader in that category in five of the past 11 seasons.
Jun 3, 2014, 2:45 PM EDT
It doesn’t get any better than what Justin Masterson did in the fourth inning.
Jun 3, 2014, 6:39 AM EDT
Jose Abreu is back, Clayton Kershaw withstood his return and I made a sobering discovery about “Billy Madison.”
Apr 12, 2014, 9:10 PM EDT
One of the elements helped Jason Kipnis get a single on Saturday afternoon.
Apr 11, 2014, 10:55 PM EDT
The Twins will lose their power-hitting outfielder for at least a week due to a wrist injury.
Apr 1, 2014, 5:50 AM EDT
Does winning on Opening Day mean anything? I dunno, ask Oakland and Seattle.
Apr 1, 2014, 1:45 AM EDT
Billy Beane’s %*$@ doesn’t work on Opening Day.
Mar 24, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT
The Red Sox formally announced a contract extension with slugger David Ortiz last night. Could a deal with left-hander Jon Lester be next? Well, maybe. According to Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said today that the two sides remain in touch about an extension and that he hopes for a…
Mar 21, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT
On Thursday, it was reported that the Indians and starter Justin Masterson hit an impasse on negotiations for a contract extension. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports heard that Masterson was asking for a three-year deal below Homer Bailey‘s $17.5 million average annual value (thus, less than $52.5 million total). Jon Heyman of CBS Sports heard…
Mar 21, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT
The word was that Justin Masterson was asking for a three-year deal valued at less than the $17.5 million Homer Bailey received. What’s more, that he was willing to take a 2-3 year contract too. Which, for a front-line starter, is insanely reasonable. But, as reported last night, the Indians weren’t willing to go that high…
Mar 21, 2014, 12:12 PM EDT
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Cleveland Indians. The Big Question: Did the Indians lose too much pitching? After four consecutive losing seasons the Indians…
Mar 20, 2014, 9:59 PM EDT
The odds of the Indians reaching a contract extension with right-hander Justin Masterson appeared favorable earlier this month, but FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal is reporting that talks have broken off. Exact terms of Masterson’s demands aren’t known, but Rosenthal hears that he was believed to be asking for a three-year deal valued at less than…
Mar 11, 2014, 9:40 PM EDT
The Indians announced Tuesday, via Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, that right-hander Justin Masterson will start for the club on Opening Day against the Athletics. That game is scheduled for Monday, March 31 at Oakland’s O.co Coliseum. It was an easy decision for the Tribe, who will likely follow Masterson this season with…
Mar 4, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT
UPDATE: Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Masterson and his agent have made a three-to-four-year proposal to the Indians which is believed to be in the $40-60 million range. They are currently waiting to hear back from the team, but the request sounds pretty reasonable. 8:51 p.m. ET: Justin Masterson can become…
Feb 27, 2014, 6:29 PM EDT
Justin Masterson avoided arbitration with the Indians last week by agreeing to a one-year, $9.7625 million contract, but today he told Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer that the two sides remain in touch about a possible contract extension. Masterson has the ability to become a free agent after this season, but he expressed…
Feb 18, 2014, 3:04 PM EDT
Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports that the Indians and Justin Masterson have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $9.7625 million contract. This was a last minute deal, as both sides were about to fly to Florida for their arbitration this afternoon. Masterson requested $11.8 million and was offered $8.05 million from the Indians when…
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