• My Scores
  • NFL
  • MLB
  • Golf
  • NCAA FB

Due to oblique injury, Justin Masterson to miss at least one start

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Justin Masterson had to leave Monday's start early.
Justin Masterson had to leave Monday's start early. (USATSI)

More MLB: Scoreboard | Standings | Probable Pitchers | Sortable Stats | Odds

Indians starting pitcher Justin Masterson was forced from his start Monday with what was reported by the team at the time as soreness in his rib cage area. Monday, though, manager Terry Francona told reporters (via Associated Press) that Masterson will miss at least one start and that the injury is a strained oblique.

Only one start seems pretty optimistic, as oblique injuries can last four to six weeks in some cases. The good news for the Indians, however, is that Masterson's oblique injury is to his non-throwing side.

Masterson, 28, is 14-10 with a 3.52 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 188 strikeouts in 189 1/3 innings. Losing him from the rotation is very bad timing for the Indians, who are 3.5 games out of the second wild card in the AL with 25 games to play.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

mlb Video

September 2, 2015
Phillies defeat Mets 14-8 (3:39)
September 2, 2015
Yankees defeat Red Sox 3-1
(3:44)
September 2, 2015
Mets expected to switch to 6 man rotation
(1:51)
September 2, 2015
MLB Power Rankings: 9/1
(2:40)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Men's Nike Scarlet Ohio State Buckeyes No. 15 Limited Football Jersey

College Sideline Gear
Get your favorite school
Shop Now