|Sep. 24 1:42 PM PT2:42 PM MT3:42 PM CT4:42 PM ET16:42 ET20:42 GMT4:42 CST1:42 PM MST3:42 PM EST4:12 PM VEN0:42 UAE (+1)3:42 PM CT-Masterson will return from an injury and pitch in relief during the team's playoff push.
Analysis: With Cleveland fighting for a postseason spot, Masterson, sidelined with a strained oblique muscle since Sept. 2, will join Cleveland's bullpen. Manager Terry Francona said the right-hander could appear in a game as early as Wednesday. The Indians have managed to stay in the playoff chase without their ace, who is looking forward to coming back and helping in any way he can.
|Sep. 20 10:44 AM PT11:44 AM MT12:44 PM CT1:44 PM ET13:44 ET17:44 GMT1:44 CST10:44 AM MST12:44 PM EST1:14 PM VEN21:44 UAE12:44 PM CT-Masterson threw a bullpen session and said his side injury has improved. Masterson, who has been out almost three weeks with a strained oblique, threw 33 pitches on Friday and said ``it went great.'' He did not feel any pain and the right-hander is encouraged.
Analysis: It's still uncertain if he will return this season. Masterson was injured on Sept. 2
|Sep. 3 2:24 PM PT3:24 PM MT4:24 PM CT5:24 PM ET17:24 ET21:24 GMT5:24 CST2:24 PM MST4:24 PM EST4:54 PM VEN1:24 UAE (+1)4:24 PM CT-Cleveland Indians pitcher Justin Masterson will miss at least one start because of a strained left oblique, another blow to a team that's struggling to stay in playoff contention.
Analysis: Cleveland manager Terry Francona says Masterson will definitely miss some time, but hopes Cleveland's No. 1 starter isn't out for the season. An MRI on Tuesday revealed the injury to the right-hander, who made his first All-Star team this season.
|Sep. 2 1:52 PM PT2:52 PM MT3:52 PM CT4:52 PM ET16:52 ET20:52 GMT4:52 CST1:52 PM MST3:52 PM EST4:22 PM VEN0:52 UAE (+1)3:52 PM CT-Masterson has left a start against Baltimore in the second inning with an apparent arm injury.
Analysis: Masterson was pulled by manager Terry Francona, who made two visits to the mound in the second. Masterson first showed discomfort during an at-bat by Matt Wieters. Francona came out with a trainer to check on his big right-hander, who stayed in the game.
|Aug. 12 12:40 PM PT1:40 PM MT2:40 PM CT3:40 PM ET15:40 ET19:40 GMT3:40 CST12:40 PM MST2:40 PM EST3:10 PM VEN23:40 UAE2:40 PM CT-Masterson was subpar in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Angels.
Analysis: Masterson allowed five runs in 4 1-3 innings before he was shown the exit.
|Aug. 7 10:41 AM PT11:41 AM MT12:41 PM CT1:41 PM ET13:41 ET17:41 GMT1:41 CST10:41 AM MST12:41 PM EST1:11 PM VEN21:41 UAE12:41 PM CT-Masterson had a three-game win streak snapped with Tuesday's 5-1 loss to Detroit.
Analysis: Masterson (13-8, 3.46 ERA) gave up five runs over seven innings after putting up a 1.29 ERA in his previous four starts.
|Aug. 2 2:04 PM PT3:04 PM MT4:04 PM CT5:04 PM ET17:04 ET21:04 GMT5:04 CST2:04 PM MST4:04 PM EST4:34 PM VEN1:04 UAE (+1)4:04 PM CT-Masterson was masterful Thursday in a 6-1 rout of the hapless ChiSox.
Analysis: Masterson gave up one run in 6 2-3 innings and has won all four of his starts against lowly Chicago this season, allowing three earned runs in 31 2-3 innings.
|July 28 11:44 AM PT12:44 PM MT1:44 PM CT2:44 PM ET14:44 ET18:44 GMT2:44 CST11:44 AM MST1:44 PM EST2:14 PM VEN22:44 UAE1:44 PM CT-Masterson took a shutout into the eighth inning and outdueled Texas' Yu Darvish in the Indians' 1-0 win on Saturday night.
Analysis: Masterson had struggled against the Rangers before Saturday, going 0-4 with a 7.54 ERA in eight career appearances. He had a no-hitter going his last time so he is heating up and the Indians look like World Series contenders.
|July 22 10:40 AM PT11:40 AM MT12:40 PM CT1:40 PM ET13:40 ET17:40 GMT1:40 CST10:40 AM MST12:40 PM EST1:10 PM VEN21:40 UAE12:40 PM CT-Masterson took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning in Sunday's 7-1 win over the Twins.
Analysis: Masterson struck out eight and allowed only a broken-bat blooper by lightweight Brian Dozier to center field that dunked in under the glove of a sliding Drew Stubbs for a double. "Broken bat?" he said. "That's what you want."
|July 1 2:01 PM PT3:01 PM MT4:01 PM CT5:01 PM ET17:01 ET21:01 GMT5:01 CST2:01 PM MST4:01 PM EST4:31 PM VEN1:01 UAE (+1)4:01 PM CT-Masterson (10-6) gave up six hits, struck out eight and walked one in Sunday's 4-0 win over the White Sox.
Analysis: It was his major league-leading third shutout of the season.
|June 4 3:01 PM PT4:01 PM MT5:01 PM CT6:01 PM ET18:01 ET22:01 GMT6:01 CST3:01 PM MST5:01 PM EST5:31 PM VEN2:01 UAE (+1)5:01 PM CT-Masterson was rocked in a 7-4 loss to the Yanks on Monday night.
Analysis: Masterson had pitched a marvelous four-hitter against New York on May 13 and was 4-2 with a 2.08 ERA against the Yankees. This time, New York ripped him for seven runs over 6 1-3 innings.
|May 30 9:54 AM PT10:54 AM MT11:54 AM CT12:54 PM ET12:54 ET16:54 GMT0:54 CST9:54 AM MST11:54 AM EST12:24 PM VEN20:54 UAE11:54 AM CT-Masterson allowed one run and four hits over six innings, earning the win during Wednesday's 5-2 victory over Cincinnati.
Analysis: Masterson improved to 4-1 with a 2.31 ERA and 0.91 WHIP over his last five starts. He's struck out 39 over 35 innings during that stretch.
|May 25 10:19 AM PT11:19 AM MT12:19 PM CT1:19 PM ET13:19 ET17:19 GMT1:19 CST10:19 AM MST12:19 PM EST12:49 PM VEN21:19 UAE12:19 PM CT-Masterson had a rough outing, losing for the first time in five starts Friday as he allowed five runs and six hits over six innings in Cleveland's 8-1 loss at Boston.
Analysis: Masterson (7-3) had gone 3-0 in his last three outings while posting a 1.17 ERA.
|May 20 10:26 AM PT11:26 AM MT12:26 PM CT1:26 PM ET13:26 ET17:26 GMT1:26 CST10:26 AM MST12:26 PM EST12:56 PM VEN21:26 UAE12:26 PM CT-Masterson struck out a season-high 11 in seven shutout innings and Michael Brantley hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs off Felix Hernandez as Cleveland toppled yet another former Cy Young Award winner on Sunday with a 6-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners.
Analysis: Masterson allowed three singles, easily outdueled Hernandez and ran his consecutive scoreless innings streak to 19. He shut out the New York Yankees 1-0 on four hits in his previous outing.
|May 14 7:58 AM PT8:58 AM MT9:58 AM CT10:58 AM ET10:58 ET14:58 GMT22:58 CST7:58 AM MST9:58 AM EST10:28 AM VEN18:58 UAE9:58 AM CT-Masterson was masterful Monday in a 7-0 win over the Yanks in the first game of a doubleheader.
Analysis: Masterson gave up four singles and set a career high with his second complete game. The right-hander overpowered the AL East leaders for his third career shutout and second this year following a blanking of the Chicago White Sox on April 12.
|May 9 10:38 AM PT11:38 AM MT12:38 PM CT1:38 PM ET13:38 ET17:38 GMT1:38 CST10:38 AM MST12:38 PM EST1:08 PM VEN21:38 UAE12:38 PM CT-Masterson allowed three runs in seven innings and got his second career win over Oakland on Wednesday in a 4-3 victory over the A's.
Analysis: Masterson allowed 12 runs over his previous two outings so this was a positive step for fantasy owners.
|Apr. 23 2:52 PM PT3:52 PM MT4:52 PM CT5:52 PM ET17:52 ET21:52 GMT5:52 CST2:52 PM MST4:52 PM EST5:22 PM VEN1:52 UAE (+1)4:52 PM CT-Masterson allowed two runs and four hits in seven innings to beat the Chicago White Sox on Monday.
Analysis: Masterson improved to 4-1 with a 1.85 ERA.
|Apr. 13 1:47 PM PT2:47 PM MT3:47 PM CT4:47 PM ET16:47 ET20:47 GMT4:47 CST1:47 PM MST3:47 PM EST4:17 PM VEN0:47 UAE (+1)3:47 PM CT-Cleveland's right-hander threw nine shutout innings and Nick Swisher's two-out RBI single in the ninth gave the Indians a 1-0 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday.
Analysis: Masterson, who has three of Cleveland's four wins, extended his consecutive scoreless innings streak to a career-high 19. He hasn't allowed a run since the third inning on opening day against Toronto and pitched seven scoreless in his second start against Tampa Bay.
|Apr. 13 1:23 PM PT2:23 PM MT3:23 PM CT4:23 PM ET16:23 ET20:23 GMT4:23 CST1:23 PM MST3:23 PM EST3:53 PM VEN0:23 UAE (+1)3:23 PM CT-Masterson came through with another gem, tossing a complete-game shutout to beat Chicago 1-0 on Friday.
Analysis: Masterson struck out seven and allowed just five hits to improve to 3-0 with an 0.41 ERA on the season.
|Apr. 8 3:30 PM PT4:30 PM MT5:30 PM CT6:30 PM ET18:30 ET22:30 GMT6:30 CST3:30 PM MST5:30 PM EST6:00 PM VEN2:30 UAE (+1)5:30 PM CT-Masterson put together another strong start with seven shutout innings in a 13-0 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday.
Analysis: Masterson allowed just two hits and struck out eight. He's 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA.
|Apr. 3 10:38 PM PT11:38 PM MT12:38 AM CT1:38 AM ET1:38 ET5:38 GMT13:38 CST10:38 PM MST12:38 AM EST1:08 AM VEN9:38 UAE12:38 AM CT-Masterson turned in a solid start in Cleveland's opener Tuesday, getting credited with the victory in the Indians' 4-1 victory on the Blue Jays.
Analysis: Masterson limited Toronto to one run on three hits and four walks in six innings while striking out five batters.
|Mar. 28 3:30 PM PT4:30 PM MT5:30 PM CT6:30 PM ET18:30 ET22:30 GMT6:30 CST3:30 PM MST5:30 PM EST6:00 PM VEN2:30 UAE (+1)4:30 PM CT-Masterson closed out a solid spring with seven strikeouts in a 6-4 loss to the San Diego Padres on Thursday afternoon at Peoria Sports Complex. The right-hander allowed two runs and six hits in five innings.
Analysis: He'll open the regular season April 2 against the Toronto Blue Jays.
|Feb. 26 1:05 PM PT2:05 PM MT3:05 PM CT4:05 PM ET16:05 ET21:05 GMT5:05 CST2:05 PM MST4:05 PM EST4:35 PM VEN1:05 UAE (+1)3:05 PM CT-New Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona has named Justin Masterson his starter for opening day. Francona told the right-hander in the dugout Tuesday before Cleveland played the Kansas City Royals.
Analysis: It will be the second time Masterson starts a season opener. A year ago, the 28-year-old struck out 10 over eight innings against the Blue Jays in Cleveland, allowing two hits and one run in a game that the Indians went on to lose in 16 innings, 7-4. The Indians open in Toronto on April 2. Their home opener against the New York Yankees on April 8 already is sold out.
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|2009||Bos||3||3||0 - 1||31||6||0||72.0||72||38||36||7||25||2||67||1.35||4.50||$69.50|
|2009||Cle||1||7||0 - 0||11||10||1||57.1||56||35||29||5||35||1||52||1.59||4.55||$39.83|
|2009||Tot||4||10||0 - 1||42||16||1||129.1||128||73||65||12||60||3||119||1.45||4.52||$109.33|
|2010||Cle||6||13||0 - 0||34||29||1||180.0||197||107||94||14||73||4||140||1.50||4.70||$121.00|
|2011||Cle||12||10||0 - 0||34||33||1||216.0||211||89||77||11||65||4||158||1.28||3.21||$219.00|
|2012||Cle||11||15||0 - 0||34||34||1||206.1||212||122||113||18||88||1||159||1.45||4.93||$157.33|
|2013||Cle||14||10||0 - 0||32||29||3||193.0||156||75||74||13||76||0||195||1.20||3.45||$268.00|
|Career||53||63||0 - 2||212||150||7||1013.0||972||497||454||78||402||15||839||1.36||4.03|
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