Due to oblique injury, Justin Masterson to miss at least one start
Indians starter Justin Masterson is going to miss at least one start with a strained left oblique.
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.
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