When I started writing Torii Hunter updates, I did them with the thought in my mind that there was no chance that he would be ‘coming home’, but here we sit with Hunter back on the Twins and anything is possible. With that in mind let’s go to another dream:
Darren Wolfson of KSTP says that free agent starting pitcher Justin Masterson will not be headed to the Twins in a potential return to the American League Central.
The Twins put an inquiry in about the starter by mid-November.
Masterson did not have a great 2014. Masterson finished the year with a 7-9 record, 5.88 ERA and a 1.632 WHIP. Masterson split his year between the Indians and the St. Louis Cardinals. He was dealt from Cleveland to St. Louis on July 30 in exchange for a minor leaguer (James Ramsey).
Masterson was granted free agency on October 30.
2014 can be seen as the worst year of Masterson’s career. In 2013, the right-handed pitcher made the American League All-Star game. Masterson finished 2013 with a 14-10 record, a 3.45 ERA and a 1.632 WHIP.
Masterson might be a dream, and not the greatest dream at that, but the Twins need to be aiming for some high quality starting pitching.
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