Re: Red Sox plan to convert Masterson into reliever after Triple-A stint
Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
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.
Most sinkerball pitchers have trouble with lefties until they develop more consistent secondary pitches, and I doubt the Red Sox have decided this soon that he can't. And his delivery doesn't look particularly violent to me. But, if the Red Sox were looking to sell high on Masterson, I think they'd avoid moving him to the pen before the trade deadline.
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