Report: Indians, Masterson no longer looking at multi-year deal

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Justin Masterson (63) in the dugout after being removed from the game during the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Progressive Field.  

Ken Blaze

According to Paul Hoynes of, the Indians and Justin Masterson will no longer look to work out a long-term deal, but instead focus on a one-year deal.

Masteron’s desired salary is $3.75 million higher than what the Indians have offered him.

The Indians and Masterson are scheduled for an arbitration hearing on Feb 20th in Florida. The $3.75 million difference is the largest of any player headed to arbitration.

Last year, Masterson led the Indians in wins with 14. At the end of this season, Masterson is set to become a free agent.