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Over the Monster Mar 17, 2015

Red Sox vs. Braves: A strange "stopper" opportunity for Clay Buchholz

Clay Buchholz can play the stopper today. Not for his team, but for his rotation. The Red Sox do not have an ace, but Clay Buchholz probably has about as good a shot as any other pitcher on the staff of claiming that title. Tuesday he'll have a chance to play the part of "stopper" not for the team, which came back to win Monday's game against the Mets, but for a rotation that has seen very little go right these past few days. Miley, Masterson, and Kelly have all been knocked around, with Kelly having an injury scare mixed in. The spring started with an encouraging pair of weeks for the...

Masterson not discouraged after poor start

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Justin Masterson knows it didn't look pretty. His box score line Sunday against the Phillies crammed a lot of messy developments (seven hits, two walks, two homers and six earned runs) into 3.1 innings. But Masterson was the first to remind us -- and himself -- that spring training is a fantastic invention on days like this. "I enjoyed this outing," the Red Sox right-hander said, with complete sincerity, afterward. "I think it was my best outing, as far as getting some solid work in like I'm supposed to in spring training.
Boston Herald Mar 12, 2015
Borges: Clay Buchholz's season could fit to a ‘T’

Borges: Clay Buchholz's season could fit to a ‘T’

FORT MYERS — Some mornings all five of them sit in a row along one side of the clubhouse at JetBlue Park, each wearing the same gray T-shirt design with three words across the back underneath his last name.“He’s the ACE,” each says below the printed names Buchholz, Porcello, Miley, Masterson and Kelly. The shirts make light of a brewing controversy, a gray cloud on the horizon of what management hopes will be another comeback season in the mold of the turnaround between 2012 and ’13, when the Sox went from last to first.
Boston Herald Mar 11, 2015
Justin Masterson’s turn

Justin Masterson’s turn

FORT MYERS — Even before Justin Masterson took the mound yesterday, the Red Sox realized the sooner he started pitching for them in the regular season the better.To that end, they shuffled the spring training rotation and moved Masterson up from the No. 5 spot to what looks like No. 3.After Masterson’s second dominating outing of spring training — three perfect innings, four strikeouts and only 32 pitches — the tinkering looked like a mighty smart move.
Fenway Nation Mar 10, 2015
Justin Masterson Throws Three Perfect In Win

Justin Masterson Throws Three Perfect In Win

(AP Photo)Maybe Justin Masterson really is fully healthy this year. The former and present Red Sox starter threw three perfect innings today en route to a 5-1 Boston win over Tampa. Masterson struck out four as The Carmine Hose extended their Grapefruit winning streak to five. Jackie Bradley, Jr. is apparently intent on making Ben Cherington's job difficult—getting a double, single and walk in the game. So far this Spring, he's hitting a mere .667.

Takeaways: Strong start for Masterson

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Takeaways from Tuesday afternoon's Sox-Rays game at JetBlue Park, where the highlights included a strong outing from starter Justin Masterson, a ringing double by Hanley Ramirez, and a smart, hustling play by shortstop Xander Bogaerts. Oh, and the Red Sox extended their winning streak to five games with a 5-1 victory. • Masterson pitched three perfect innings with four strikeouts. Through his first five Grapefruit League innings, his earned run average is 0.
Over the Monster Mar 10, 2015

Red Sox vs. Rays lineup: Shane Victorino back in action

Shane Victorino's short injury break comes to an end Tuesday as the Red Sox take on the Rays. Shane Victorino is back in action Tuesday afternoon after a brief break to deal with "general soreness," batting first against the Rays. Shane Victorino, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Hanley Ramirez, LF Pablo Sandoval, 3B Mike Napoli, 1B Xander Bogaerts, SS Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Ryan Hanigan, C Starting Pitcher -- Justin Masterson With Mookie Betts having made a few road starts, he'll have the day off at home today, with Jackie Bradley Jr. taking over in center. His absence will also...

Sox saving $13.2 million on rotation

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The projected Red Sox starting rotation will collectively be paid $38,519,667 in salary in 2015, a decrease of more than $13.2 million, or nearly 26 percent, from their starting five in 2014. Here are the salaries of the Sox starting rotation in 2015, in descending order: Rick Porcello, $12.5 million Clay Buchholz, $12.25 million Justin Masterson, $9.5 million Wade Miley, $3,666,667 Joe Kelly, $603,000 Porcello, who is one year away from free agency, signed a one-year deal with the Red Sox for $12.
The Republican Mar 6, 2015

Red Sox spring training: Justin Masterson encouraged with healthy start

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Justin Masterson hasn't felt this healthy in a while. In his first start of the spring on Friday, Masterson kept the ball on the ground and allowed an unearned on one hit and one walk. He...
Full Count | WEEI Mar 6, 2015

Justin Masterson relieved to declare himself healthy after first spring outing

FORT MYERS, Fla. ‘€“ Ask Justin Masterson if his arm ever felt right last year, and he shakes his head. “There was never really a point where everything was right,” he said. “I was trying to tough guy through it, which probably isn’t the smartest thing to do, but it’s a great learning experience.” Masterson […]
Over the Monster Mar 2, 2015

2015 Red Sox top prospect voting #19: Stankiewicz and the second-round swingmen

Teddy Stankiewicz is following in the footsteps of fellow second-rounders Brandon Workman and Justin Masterson. Which road will he follow? For the Red Sox, the second round has been awfully productive over the last 12 years. The first round is responsible for a good portion of our list--particularly the higher ranks--but the second round has produced Brandon Workman, Justin Masterson, and two other lesser-known players who real devoted fans may have heard of in Dustin Pedroia and Jon Lester. I feel safe in saying that Teddy Stankiewicz probably fits in more with the first couple names on...

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