Sun, 01 Dec 2013 13:25:32 -0800
The Cleveland Indians are expected to tender contracts to OFs Michael Brantley and Drew Stubbs, SPs Justin Masterson and Josh Tomlin and RPs Vinnie Pestano and Marc Rzepczynski. RPs Frank Herrmann and Blake Wood, who are both recovering from reconstructive elbow surgery, are borderline cases.
Sat, 09 Nov 2013 08:14:35 -0800
The Cleveland Indians are expected to try to sign SP Justin Masterson to a contract extension this offseason.
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 16:01:56 -0700
The Cleveland Indians could use SP Justin Masterson or Joe Smith in the ninth inning this weekend in save situations. RP Cody Allen and Bryan Shaw are other options depending on the game situation. RP Chris Perez has been demoted from the closer's role.
Fantasy Tip: If we had to bet, it'd be Smith closing out a game or two this weekend. However, it could also be Allen with the Indians trying to lock up one of the two Wild Card spots.
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 14:28:21 -0700
It looks as though the Cleveland Indians will go with a closer-by-committee with RP Chris Perez struggling. SP Justin Masterson will pitch the sixth inning but isn't an option to close.
Fantasy Tip: Joe Smith, who closed out the team's victory last night, is the likely option to replace Perez for the rest of the season and potentially in the postseason.
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:25:25 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Justin Masterson (oblique) is feeling much better and will be available to pitch out of the bullpen starting Wednesday, Sept. 25.
Sun, 22 Sep 2013 19:11:07 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Justin Masterson (oblique) threw 26 pitches plus two pickoffs to test his left side Sunday, Sept. 22. He will work in a relief role for the final games of the regular season, and will not be stretched out to return to a starting role yet.
Sun, 22 Sep 2013 11:39:28 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Justin Masterson (oblique) will throw a simulated game Sunday, Sept. 22, or Monday, Sept. 23, according to manager Terry Francona. He could pitch in relief before the end of the regular season.
Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:45:32 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Justin Masterson (oblique) threw a 33-pitch bullpen session Friday, Sept. 20, and he's scheduled to throw another mound session early next week.
Fantasy Tip: The Indians at this point clearly don't expect Masterson to help them much for the remainder of the regular season. They are preparing him to pitch in case the team sneaks into the postseason.
Thu, 19 Sep 2013 20:41:23 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Justin Masterson (oblique) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Friday, Sept. 20.
Thu, 19 Sep 2013 08:57:06 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Justin Masterson (oblique) threw from 120 feet in a long toss drill and made 20 to 25 throws off flat ground Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Fantasy Tip: Masterson could return for the final week of regular season play, but even then, he might just pitch in relief. Don't hold out hope that you'll get another start from him.