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Fenway Nation Aug 19, 2015
In His First Move, Dombrowski Lowers Boom On Masterson

In His First Move, Dombrowski Lowers Boom On Masterson

For his first official move as Red Sox President of Baseball Operations, Dave Dombrowski cut ties with an original Boston property—Justin Masterson. Masterson had been designated for assignment by Ben Cherington last week, but (conceivably) could have been re-signed with the club. That, of course, was highly unlikely. Nevertheless, the finality of actually releasing Masterson is telling. Look for a lot more action from "Double D"—and soon.
The Republican Aug 10, 2015

Boston Red Sox designate Justin Masterson for assignment

Masterson started the season in the rotation, but went on the disabled list in May with shoulder inflammation after posting a 6.37 ERA through seven starts.
Fenway Nation Aug 10, 2015
Sox Designate Justin Masterson For Assignment

Sox Designate Justin Masterson For Assignment

On Sunday, the Red Sox released struggling right-hander Justin Masterson by designating for assignment. Boston had signed the former organizational prospect to a one-year, $9.5 million deal. The 30-year old went a disappointing 4-2 with a 5.61 ERA in 18 appearances. In his final work for The Carmine Hose, Masterson gave up a seventh-inning HR on Sunday.
Full Count | WEEI Aug 9, 2015

Justin Masterson designated for assignment by Red Sox

With the Red Sox looking ahead to 2016, it’s become time to give younger pitchers more of an opportunity. Going along with that, the Red Sox designated right-hander Justin Masterson for assignment following Sunday’s win over the Tigers. The right-hander will be removed from the 40-man roster, and the Sox have 10 days to trade […]
Over the Monster Aug 9, 2015

Red Sox designate Justin Masterson for assignment

It's finally over... The Red Sox have designated pitcher Justin Masterson for assignment. And frankly, it's months late. It's been obvious for some time now that Masterson just doesn't have it anymore. Likely due to injury, his velocity has dropped precipitously, and as a pitcher whose entire, wild game was predicated on having a fastball fast enough to make hitters guess rather than wait and react, he just hasn't been functional without it. It was obvious from fairly early in the season that Masterson was done, perhaps for his career barring some sudden recovery over the offseason. But...
Fenway Nation Aug 7, 2015

Ortiz HR Paces Red Sox To 7-2 Win Over Tabbys

(AP Photo)On the night his teammate Mike Napoli was traded, David Ortiz clouted his 22nd round-tripper of the year (a two-run shot) to help Boston take a 7-2 win at Comerica Park in Detroit. Hanley Ramirez and Xander Bogaerts chipped in two-run doubles to pace the Boston offense. Joe Kelly got the win, despite only going 5 1/3 innings and giving up two runs on seven hits. Kelly started the game by recording the first six outs via the strikeout. Justin Masterson could not deal with a five-run lead in the ninth, which forced manager John Farrell to bring in Koji Uehara. The 40-year old closed...

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