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Boston Herald May 18, 2015
Red Sox Notebook: No rest for Masterson

Red Sox Notebook: No rest for Masterson

SEATTLE — Justin Masterson was sprinting around the warning track in the wide-open outfield at Safeco Field over the weekend.By the time he ran into the clubhouse, his shirt was covered in sweat marks, with beads of it leaking off his forehead.
The Republican May 17, 2015
Boston Red Sox RHP Justin Masterson (shoulder) threw long toss Sunday, responding well to treatment

Boston Red Sox RHP Justin Masterson (shoulder) threw long toss Sunday, responding well to treatment

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Justin Masterson, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with an inflamed right shoulder, was throwing long toss Sunday here at Safeco Field.  He has had a couple of brief throwing sessions (approximately 15 to 20...
Boston Herald May 15, 2015
Steven Wright gets his shot in a tough spot

Steven Wright gets his shot in a tough spot

SEATTLE — Steven Wright is 30 years old, but in the lifespan of a knuckleballer, he’s just entering the prime of his career.The Red Sox watched him throw the dizzying pitch with precision over the last few years, refining his specialization to the point where the team feels comfortable giving him the start against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday in place of the injured Justin Masterson.
The Republican May 14, 2015

Boston Red Sox will give Steven Wright the start Sunday; Justin Masterson has inflamed shoulder

Farrell added about Masterson, "There will be a couple of days to let some of the medication start to take hold. At some point in the near future, get him back on the mound to throw a couple of bullpens. But we need to test it at full speed in a rehab setting before getting him back on the mound here for us."
Over the Monster May 14, 2015

Justin Masterson placed on disabled list, Robbie Ross called up

Justin Masterson is on the disabled list, and his return to Boston's rotation shouldn't be guaranteed. The Red Sox have placed Justin Masterson on the 15-day disabled list, calling up Robbie Ross Jr. to take his place on the roster. The official reason for Masterson's trip is "right shoulder tendonitis," which is actually slightly more specific than might have been expected given John Farrell's vague statements that something was "not right" with him. It's possible that this is a real reason for Masterson's ineffectiveness, and in particular his inability to hit so much as 90 MPH with his...
Full Count | WEEI May 14, 2015

Red Sox place Justin Masterson (shoulder tendinitis) on 15-day disabled list, recall Robbie Ross Jr.

After John Farrell hinted at it following his start Tuesday night, the Red Sox officially placed Justin Masterson on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis on Thursday. In the corresponding move, the team has recalled reliever Robbie Ross Jr. from Triple-A Pawtucket. It would seem Steven Wright will make Masterson’s scheduled start on […]
Over the Monster May 14, 2015

Red Sox prospects daily: When will Eduardo Rodriguez be ready for the majors?

The Red Sox have a need in their rotation, but is Rodriguez ready to fill it just yet? Triple-A Pawtucket: Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP With Justin Masterson missing his next start whether he hits the disabled list or not, it's fair to wonder just when Eduardo Rodriguez is going to be in a Red Sox uniform instead of a PawSox one. We might be wondering this a little longer, though, as Rodriguez would be starting on just three days rest on Sunday, when Masterson's turn comes up, and while he's been effective in his first go at Triple-A, he hasn't been as untouchable as you'd want just yet. These...
Over the Monster May 14, 2015

Daily Red Sox Links: Joe Kelly, Justin Masterson, Pablo Sandoval

Today's links look at the effectiveness of changing pitching coaches, the possible help in AAA, and another injury for Rusney Castillo. Tonight's start is an enormous one for Joe Kelly's future in the rotation, and he knows it. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston) Justin Masterson's fate has already been decided with a DL stint, and he's not too happy about it. (Christopher Smith; Masslive.com) The first move to improve the pitching staff was changing the pitching coach. Does that ever really work though? (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) Who could the Red Sox call up from Pawtucket to help? (Tim...
Boston Herald May 13, 2015
Red Sox Notebook: Justin Masterson headed to DL

Red Sox Notebook: Justin Masterson headed to DL

OAKLAND, Calif. — On May 13, just 34 games into the regular season, the Red Sox have decided to make changes to their 30th-ranked starting rotation, one that cost $37 million to assemble.Call it fatigue, call it poor pitching or just chalk it up to the Red Sox no longer being able to afford patience. Regardless, Justin Masterson will take the bullet with a likely trip to the 15-day disabled list.
Fenway Nation May 13, 2015

Masterson "Not Happy" About Skipped Start

After his disastrous outing last night in Oakland, the Red Sox medical staff examined Justin Masterson. Essentially, they determined that he had the West Coast version of the "Fenway Flu"—suffering from "fatigue". An "extended rest" period was recommended. Masterson will miss his next scheduled start on Sunday—and this could be extended to a formal DL stint. Reportedly, Masterson was not happy with the team's decision.
The Republican May 13, 2015
Boston Red Sox's Justin Masterson: I'm not real happy about the decision not to start Sunday

Boston Red Sox's Justin Masterson: I'm not real happy about the decision not to start Sunday

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Justin Masterson will not make his start Sunday against the Seattle Mariners after two consecutive poor performances.  Knuckleballer Steven Wright is a strong candidate to take Masterson's spot.  "We're moving towards a likely DL for him (Masterson),"...
Full Count | WEEI May 13, 2015

Justin Masterson likely headed to disabled list, ‘not real happy’ about the decision’

OAKLAND — It looks like the Red Sox‘ starting rotation will finally have a different look. After Justin Masterson’s second straight poor outing, John Farrell said it is likely the righty will be headed to the 15-day disabled list. “We’€™re moving towards a likely DL for him,” the Red Sox manager said. “After he went […]
Over the Monster May 13, 2015

Justin Masterson won't start for Red Sox Sunday, could go on DL

Masterson's time in the rotation might be up, at least until Boston figures out what's wrong with him. Justin Masterson was a disaster waiting to happen for the Red Sox until that disaster actually happened. His earlier starts hinted at trouble, but it's come on hard in his last two, in which he's given up more homers (three) than he's struck out batters, and walked seven, and did it all in fewer than seven innings of work. Now, there is at least a temporary end to this in sight, as Masterson won't make his next start while the Red Sox figure out if he needs to go on the disabled list for...
Fenway Nation May 13, 2015

Jacks All of A's, Master(Son) Of None

(AP Photo)This was a game game worthy of the pit that is the O.com Coliseum. Justin Masterson went just 2 1/3 innings last night—coughing up six earned runs in the 9-2 blowout loss. He now carries a 7.26 career ERA at Oakland. Said Masterson, "Part of me wants to put it on the voodoo of the Coliseum. I never got close to getting comfortable." Dustin Pedroia got half of Boston's four hits, while Mike Napoli and Blake Swihart drove in the only runs for the Red Sox. Boston needs to win today's daytime tilt to avoid losing a series to one of the worst teams in baseball.

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