Re: Red Sox plan to convert Masterson into reliever after Triple-A stint
I don't think that's necessarily true. They have at least 6 quality starting pitchers, a shaky bullpen, and a lot more off days in the 2nd half schedule than they had in the first half. They're hoping to avoid making this season's version of a Gagne trade. It's the right move, but it's not necessarily a permanent one. That depends more on how much Masterson's stuff plays up in the bullpen and what their needs are for pitching in the future.
Perhaps. I'm reading between the lines to a certain extent. Masterson has had real trouble lately vs lefties -- that, combined with his violent 3/4s delivery, does not profile well in the rotation.
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