Red Sox agree to sign right-hander Masterson to one-year deal

BY foxsports • December 11, 2014


Justin Masterson and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a one-year contract.

The team announced the free-agent signing Thursday night. Masterson made 25 starts for Cleveland and St. Louis last season, going a combined 7-9 with a 5.88 ERA.

FOX Sports MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal tweeted the deal is for $9.5 million with $2.5 million in incentives.

Masterson, an All-Star in 2013, was drafted by the Red Sox in 2006. He went 9-8 with a 3.76 ERA for Boston from 2008-09 before he was traded to the Indians in a deal that brought Victor Martinez to Fenway Park.

In all, the 29-year-old Masterson is 60-72 with a 4.24 ERA over seven major-league seasons and 1-0 with a 1.54 ERA in the postseason.

The Red Sox have been trying to rebuild their rotation after trading four-fifths of it away last summer en route to a last-place finish in the AL East. They acquired righty Rick Porcello from the Tigers earlier Thursday, and sources had lefty Wade Miley arriving in a trade from Arizona. 

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