4:21 AM EDT, Tue June 30, 2015
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Daily Red Sox Links: Hanley Ramirez, Justin Masterson, Mike Napoli

Today's links look at the Red Sox' inability to rally, a few players coming back from injury, and a re-worked Home Run Derby format. Already without Dustin Pedroia, the Red Sox sent Hanley Ramirez back to Boston for more tests on his injured hand. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe) When he does come back, what can the team do to mitigate his issues? (Matthew Kory; BP Boston) Yesterday was a huge start for Justin Masterson, and he came through in a big way. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald) Does it feel like this team can never pull off a rally? You're not imagining it! (John Tomase;...
Boston Herald Jun 29, 2015
Masterson cruises through 5, Sox batter Rays ace

Masterson cruises through 5, Sox batter Rays ace

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Justin Masterson’s joy started to return about the same time he bought dinner at the Capital Grille for the entire Triple-A Pawtucket squad.“Good people down there,” Masterson said of his recent stint in the minors. “It’s nice, relaxing, it brings a little joy when you’re struggling through some stuff to get back into it.”
Over the Monster Jun 28, 2015

Red Sox 5, Rays 3: Any given Sunday

Justin Masterson turned in a successful start in his return to the rotation Sunday afternoon. The Red Sox won't look the gift horse in the mouth. On the mound for the Red Sox: Justin Masterson. On the mound for the Rays: Chris Archer. It was a matchup of one of the American League's worst, and one of the American League's best, and in the end, it was Justin Masterson and his 6.37 ERA (turned 5.58) that came out on top. The problem for Justin Masterson throughout this season has been that movement is about all he has. His velocity has left him, and his control has always been inconsistent at...
Full Count | WEEI Jun 28, 2015

Closing Time: Red Sox, Justin Masterson get better of Rays, Chris Archer

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — As far as wins go, this had to be classified as one of the better ones of the season for the Red Sox. Playing first-place team (Rays). Facing one of best pitchers in the American League (Chris Archer). Unknown entity going for you on the mound (Justin Masterson). The Red Sox, […]
Over the Monster Jun 28, 2015

Red Sox vs. Rays lineups: The return of Justin Masterson

Justin Masterson is back. May the baseball gods have mercy on us all. Well, it's here. The moment you've all been waiting for dreading forced into accepting as an unfortunate reality by the brutal nature of this 2015 season. Justin Masterson is back in the starting rotation, even if it's perhaps just for one day only. BOSTON RED SOX TAMPA BAY RAYS Mookie Betts - CF Asdrubal Cabrera - SS Brock Holt - 2B Grady Sizemore - DH Xander Bogaerts - SS Evan Longoria - 3B David Ortiz - DH David DeJesus - LF Pablo Sandoval - 3B Logan Forsythe - 2B Mike Napoli - 1B Steven Souza -...
Full Count | WEEI Jun 28, 2015

Sunday’s Red Sox-Rays matchups: Justin Masterson vs. Chris Archer

Justin Masterson will make his first major league start since May 12 on Sunday, facing one of the AL’s best in Chris Archer as the Red Sox take on the Rays at Tropicana Field to close out their three-game set. With Joe Kelly sent down to Triple-A, the Red Sox chose Masterson to take his […]
Boston Herald Jun 28, 2015
Make or break for Justin Masterson

Make or break for Justin Masterson

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Justin Masterson is about to get his second chance.It also might be his last.Upon reinstating Masterson from the disabled list last week, the Red Sox relegated the veteran right-hander to the bullpen. But when they sent struggling No. 5 starter Joe Kelly to Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday, they gave his rotation spot to Masterson, who will start here today in the series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Republican Jun 25, 2015
Boston Red Sox starter Joe Kelly optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket; Justin Masterson will start Sunday in Tampa Bay

Boston Red Sox starter Joe Kelly optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket; Justin Masterson will start Sunday in Tampa Bay

BOSTON - Joe Kelly is out and Justin Masterson is in. Among a series of roster moves on Thursday, the Red Sox optioned Joe Kelly to Triple-A Pawtucket where he will be slotted into the rotation. Justin Masterson, who joined...
Over the Monster Jun 25, 2015

Joe Kelly optioned to Triple-A, Justin Masterson to take his next start

Good news: Joe Kelly is out. Bad news: Justin Masterson might be in The Red Sox have optioned Joe Kelly to Triple-A Pawtucket, and will give Justin Masterson his next turn in the rotation. Kelly earned some new life in the rotation earlier in the month with a strong start against Oakland when his back was against the wall. But since then he's surrendered 11 runs in under 15 innings of work spread across three starts. With a 5.67 ERA on the season and evidence mounting that he was a misplaced bullpen arm, it's no surprise that he's finally being pulled from the rotation. The only question...
Full Count | WEEI Jun 23, 2015

Red Sox roster moves: Erik Kratz, Justin Masterson activated; Rusney Castillo, Steven Wright optioned

Prior to Tuesday’s game with the Orioles, the Red Sox made two roster moves. The team activated catcher Erik Kratz, who was claimed off waivers from the Royals on Sunday, as well as Justin Masterson and in the corresponding moves they optioned outfielder Rusney Castillo and pitcher Steven Wright back to Triple-A Pawtucket. Kratz was […]
Over the Monster Jun 23, 2015

Red Sox option Castillo, Wright to Pawtucket, activate Masterson, add Kratz

Castillo and Wright are out, Masterson and Kratz are in as the Sox deal with some lingering roster issues. In a sudden slew of roster moves, the Red Sox added depth behind the plate in Erik Kratz, activated Justin Masterson, and sent down Rusney Castillo and Steven Wright to make room. Let's go down the line, shall we? The addition of Erik Kratz, claimed off waivers from the Royals this past week, was necessitated by the foot sprain suffered by Blake Swihart against the same team. The Sox briefly had to rely on Mike Napoli as their depth behind the plate, but will certainly feel more...
The Republican Jun 19, 2015
Boston Red Sox RHP Justin Masterson will either make another rehab start or join the bullpen

Boston Red Sox RHP Justin Masterson will either make another rehab start or join the bullpen

KANSAS CITY - Justin Masterson is headed to the Red Sox bullpen one way or another. After his third rehab start for Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday, the Red Sox deemed Masterson ready to return to Boston. But his spot in...
The Republican Jun 18, 2015

Righthander Justin Masterson ready to return to Boston Red Sox, but where does he fit?

Justin Masterson is ready to return to the Red Sox, but where will they put him?
Over the Monster Jun 17, 2015

Red Sox minor lines: Remember Justin Masterson? (Please don't)

At this point I think the Red Sox would rather you forget Justin Masterson exists so they don't have to deal with that situation at all. Pawtucket L 0-2 Jackie Bradley Jr.: 1-4, 2B, BB, 3 KTravis Shaw: 1-4, 2 KAllen Craig: 1-2, 2 BB, KGarin Cecchini: 0-4, 3 KDeven Marrero: 0-4, 3 KSean Coyle: 0-4, 3 K Justin Masterson: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 KMatt Barnes: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 KPat Light: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K Erik Johnson and Onelki Garcia managed 16 strikeouts in eight innings of work against Pawtucket. So let's maybe sweep this game under the rug and pretend...
Full Count | WEEI Jun 17, 2015

Wednesday Red Sox Farm Report: Justin Masterson has quality start; Pat Light perfect in Triple-A; Manuel Margot reaches base four times

A look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Tuesday: TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (32-33): L, 2-0, at Charlotte (White Sox) — Justin Masterson made his fourth rehab start (right shoulder inflammation) and produced his second consecutive quality start: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO (89 pitches, 54 […]

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