According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Los Angeles Dodgers have signed veteran pitcher Justin Masterson to a Minor League deal.
sources: justin masterson signs minors deal with dodgers
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) March 27, 2017
Masterson last threw a pitch in the majors back in 2015 for the Boston Red Sox. He tossed 59 1/3 innings over 18 games that season. He was recently designated for assignment by the Red Sox, making him a free agent.
At one point, Masterson was the ace of the Cleveland Indians staff back in 2011 and he was an American League All-Star as a member of the Indians in 2013.
He has a career ERA of 4.31 with over 1200 innings of pitching at the Major League level under his belt.
This looks to be a low-risk, high-reward signing for the Dodgers. Coming at a low price, with a fairly good track record behind him, Justin Masterson could be a good arm for the Dodgers to call upon during the season, should they need him.
This signing should have no immediate affect on the Dodgers 2017 rotation. Masterson will have to build up innings on his arm down at Triple-A Oklahoma City before he is even considered as an option to come up to the big league club.