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MLB | 15 teams interested in Justin Masterson

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 17:14:38 -0700

Updating previous reports, at least 15 MLB teams are expected to have representatives in attendance for free-agent SP Justin Masterson's (Red Sox) showcase in Phoenix Monday, March 28.

Fantasy Tip: At this point in the spring, it's unlikely that Masterson would be able to command more than a minor-league deal from any team. The 31-year-old right-hander possesses very little fantasy value and should go undrafted in all formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB Network - Jon Heyman

MLB | Justin Masterson to throw Monday

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 18:08:04 -0700

Updating a previous report, free-agent SP Justin Masterson (Red Sox) will hold a showcase for interested clubs in Phoenix Monday, March 28.

Fantasy Tip: Masterson underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder last season and is reportedly pain-free for the first time in several years. The 31-year-old right-hander went 4-2 with a 5.61 ERA in 18 appearances (nine starts) in 2015 and should go undrafted in most fantasy formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB Network - Jon Heyman

MLB | Justin Masterson to throw bullpen session

Sun, 06 Mar 2016 15:45:27 -0800

Free-agent SP Justin Masterson (Red Sox) will throw a bullpen session toward the end of the month for several teams.

Fantasy Tip: Masterson has had some rough times in the past couple years, so even if he ends up somewhere he should only be an end-of-draft flyer in mixed leagues or whatever league he ends up in. Wait and see if he can get his pitching prowess back.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Nick Cafardo

Pirates | Pittsburgh interested in Justin Masterson

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 17:21:15 -0800

The Pittsburgh Pirates are one of "eight to 10" teams that have recently expressed interest in free-agent SP Justin Masterson (Red Sox).

Fantasy Tip: Masterson is recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder that prematurely ended his 2015 season, after he went 4-2 with a 5.61 ERA in 18 appearances (nine starts) for Boston. He is nothing more than a late-round flier at this point.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jon Heyman

MLB | Justin Masterson has shoulder surgery

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 09:22:23 -0700

Free-agent SP Justin Masterson (shoulder) underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder Wednesday, Sept. 30, and is expected to be at full strength for spring training next year, according to his agent Randy Rowley. Masterson was 4-2 with a 5.61 ERA in 18 outings before being released by the Boston Red Sox this year. His fastball had been down to 87.4 mph after a series of injuries slowed him down.

Fantasy Tip: Masterson's value heading into next year will depend on where he lands in free agency and whether he has a shot at a starting rotation spot. He shouldn't be drafted in traditional shallow mixed leagues even with a rotation spot locked down.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jerry Crasnick

Astros | Preston Tucker batting second vs. Boston

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:51:42 -0700

Houston Astros OF Preston Tucker is batting second against Boston Red Sox SP Justin Masterson Friday, July 3.

Fantasy Tip: Tucker ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) is batting just .171 with a .465 OPS over his past 12 games, so he isn't in the best current form. Although, he does sports a respectable .244 ISO and .353 wOBA against righties this season, so there is upside as a flier at FantasyScore Friday.

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Red Sox | Justin Masterson back to rotation

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 10:34:48 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Justin Masterson will move back into a starting rotation spot after the team optioned SP Joe Kelly to the minors Thursday, June 25. Masterson will start against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, June 28.

Fantasy Tip: Masterson ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) isn't very attractive to FantasyScore users or those in traditional leagues, as he was sporting a 6.37 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and 6.1 strikeouts per nine innings before his injury. Only AL-only owners desperate for pitching should look his way. Avoid him on FantasyScore Sunday.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNBoston.com - Gordon Edes

Red Sox | Justin Masterson heading to 'pen

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:41:59 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Justin Masterson will move to the bullpen after being activated from the disabled list Tuesday, June 23, according to manager John Farrell. Masterson has lost his rotation spot to SP Eduardo Rodriguez. Masterson had a 6.37 ERA in seven starts this year and saw his velocity drop before landing on the DL. The Red Sox hope Masterson can recover some velocity while pitching in shorter spurts.

Fantasy Tip: Masterson ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) loses any little fantasy value he had remaining with this move, although there's a chance he could return to the rotation at some point if an injury or poor performance reopens a spot. Drop Masterson in all leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Boston Herald - Scott Lauber

Red Sox | Justin Masterson activated from DL

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:57:47 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Justin Masterson (shoulder) was activated from 15-day disabled list Tuesday, June 23.

Fantasy Tip: Masterson ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) has not pitched since the middle of May and is returning with a 6.37 ERA. Owners on FantasyScore should see how he pitches in a few starts before considering him as an option for their lineups.

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Red Sox | Justin Masterson makes rehab start

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 23:02:15 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Justin Masterson (shoulder) allowed two runs, four hits and three walks with four strikeouts over six innings in a minor-league rehab outing with Triple-A Pawtucket.

Fantasy Tip: Masterson should be avoided in FantasyScore until he can officially return and prove his health in a full game without any setbacks. He could return in a relief role, too, and that would kill any fantasy appeal for now.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press