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A Closer Look at Justin Masterson

Published by on May 5, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Justin Masterson is a pitcher that always seems to be in limbo for the Boston Red Sox.  Is he a starter?  Is he a reliever?

With Daisuke Matsuzaka on the disabled list the team opted to slide him into the rotation for the short-term instead of recalling someone like Clay Buchholz from Triple-A.  He was tremendous in his first two starts, giving up two runs on 10 hits and three walks, striking out seven, over 10.2 innings.  On Friday night against Tampa Bay things went a little bit south for him, yielding six runs on six hits and three walks, striking out six, over six innings.  It was his first loss of the season.

Is he a pitcher that could stick in the Boston rotation long-term?  That&r...

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