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Justin Masterson MLB Career Stats

258 64-74 4.31 1201.0 1004 1.40

Justin Masterson Bio

  • Full Name: Justin Daniel Masterson
  • Born: 3/22/1985 in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Draft: 2006, Boston Red Sox, 2nd rd. (71st overall)
  • College: San Diego State
  • Debut: 4/24/2008
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MLB Career Stats 64 74 4.31 258 184 0 1201.0 1004 1.40


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Justin Masterson Stats

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Justin Masterson Advanced Stats

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Justin Masterson Statcast Events


Justin Masterson Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2013 Cleveland AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/20/2013 Cleveland AL

Baseball America Short-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Lowell NYP

EAS Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
07/16/2007 Portland EAS
04/14/2008 Portland EAS

Justin Masterson Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2011 3.21 12th in AL
2013 3.45 15th in AL


Season W Rank
2011 12 21st in AL
2012 11 23rd in AL
2013 14 8th in AL

Winning Percentage

Season WPCT Rank
2011 .545 21st in AL
2013 .583 15th in AL


Season SO Rank
2011 158 20th in AL
2012 159 17th in AL
2013 195 8th in AL


Season WHIP Rank
2011 1.28 23rd in AL
2013 1.20 13th in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2011 .257 24th in AL
2012 .269 24th in AL
2013 .222 4th in AL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2011 33 6th in AL
2012 34 1st in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2009 1 17th in AL
2010 1 20th in AL
2011 1 20th in AL
2012 1 18th in AL
2013 3 3rd in AL


Season SHO Rank
2010 1 3rd in AL
2013 3 1st in AL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2011 216.0 13th in AL
2012 206.1 9th in AL
2013 193.0 22nd in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2010 7.00 21st in AL
2011 6.58 24th in AL
2012 6.94 22nd in AL
2013 9.09 7th in AL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2011 2.43 24th in AL
2013 2.57 25th in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2009 60 22nd in AL
2010 73 11th in AL
2011 65 15th in AL
2012 88 5th in AL
2013 76 6th in AL
2014 56 19th in AL


Season H Rank
2010 197 13th in AL
2011 211 9th in AL
2012 212 5th in AL

Justin Masterson Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 6, 2017 RHP Justin Masterson elected free agency.
August 13, 2017 Oklahoma City Dodgers activated RHP Justin Masterson from the 7-day disabled list.
August 6, 2017 Oklahoma City Dodgers placed RHP Justin Masterson on the 7-day disabled list.
April 5, 2017 RHP Justin Masterson assigned to Oklahoma City Dodgers.
April 4, 2017 Los Angeles Dodgers signed free agent RHP Justin Masterson to a minor league contract.
November 7, 2016 RHP Justin Masterson elected free agency.
May 29, 2016 RHP Justin Masterson assigned to Bradenton Marauders.
April 15, 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent RHP Justin Masterson to a minor league contract.
August 19, 2015 Boston Red Sox released RHP Justin Masterson.
August 10, 2015 Boston Red Sox designated RHP Justin Masterson for assignment.
June 23, 2015 Boston Red Sox activated RHP Justin Masterson from the 15-day disabled list.
June 10, 2015 Boston Red Sox sent RHP Justin Masterson on a rehab assignment to Pawtucket Red Sox.
June 5, 2015 Boston Red Sox sent RHP Justin Masterson on a rehab assignment to Portland Sea Dogs.
May 31, 2015 Boston Red Sox sent RHP Justin Masterson on a rehab assignment to Pawtucket Red Sox.
May 14, 2015 Boston Red Sox placed RHP Justin Masterson on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 13, 2015. Right shoulder tendinitis.
December 11, 2014 Boston Red Sox signed free agent RHP Justin Masterson.
October 30, 2014 RHP Justin Masterson elected free agency.
October 17, 2014 St. Louis Cardinals activated RHP Justin Masterson.
October 2, 2014 St. Louis Cardinals reassigned RHP Justin Masterson to the minor leagues.
July 30, 2014 Cleveland Indians traded RHP Justin Masterson to St. Louis Cardinals for OF James Ramsey.
July 20, 2014 Cleveland Indians sent RHP Justin Masterson on a rehab assignment to Columbus Clippers.
July 8, 2014 Cleveland Indians placed RHP Justin Masterson on the 15-day disabled list. Right knee inflammation.
July 31, 2009 Cleveland Indians Traded C Victor Martinez to Boston Red Sox; Boston Red Sox Traded RHP Justin Masterson to Cleveland Indians; Salem Red Sox Traded RHP Bryan Price to Indians Organization and Greenville Drive Traded LHP Nick Hagadone to Indians Organization.

Justin Daniel Masterson Bio Info

Full name JUSTIN DANIEL MASTERSON…He and his wife, Meryl, have three children...Was ranked as the No. 24 overall draft-eligible prospect in 2006, according to Baseball America...Went 6-7 with a 4.81 ERA in 17 games (16 starts) as a junior for San Diego State in 2006 (108K, 116.0IP)... Represented the Wareham Gatemen in the 2005 Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game...Attended Beavercreek (OH) High School, graduating in 2003 where he played basketball and baseball and was inducted into the school's hall of game in 2014…Attended Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana and played there in 2004-05 and was inducted into the Bethel Athletics Hall of Fame in 2013…Active in several Jimmy Fund events while with the Red Sox…Is the first Jamaican-born pitcher in Major League history and just the 4th player overall, joining Chili Davis (1981-99), Devon White (1985-2001) and Rolando Roomes (1988-90)…Justin and his wife, Meryl, are active in the community, participating in the Tribe's annual Shop With A Pro event, Glove Drive and working with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland...Justin is active in the Tribe's Faith Day activities as well as the Youth For Christ Bleacher Blast event each year....Makes numerous school visits throughout the year and is active with the Make-a-Wish Foundation...Active in the Dominican Republic Mission of Mercy program in the city of Moca, DR and was the Indians' Roberto Clemente nominee in 2011 and again in 2013 (was also the club's Branch Rickey Award nominee in 2013)...Teamed with Bright Hope in 2013 to raise awareness to those living on less than $1 a day around the world...Visited the Mathare Valley slum in Nairobi, Kenya in November 2013, serving meals, interacting and encouraging the children the campaign is supporting...Has been the Baseball Tomorrow Fund/Equipment Drive ambassador the last two seasons.


Went 7-9 with 116 SO in 128.2 IP and a career-worst 5.88 ERA in 28 outings (25 starts) between CLE and STL...Acquired by the Cardinals at the trade deadline after missing most of July due to injury...Had a 59.2% ground ball rate, 2nd highest in the majors behind HOU's Dallas Keuchel (min. 120.0 IP)...Induced 21 ground ball double plays, T-12th in MLB...Limited right-handed batters to a .239 AVG (55-for-230) but allowed left-handed batters to hit .320 (86-for-269)...Among major leaguers, had the 7th-best opponent AVG (.178) and 8th-best opponent OPS (.502) with 2 outs (min. 125 batters faced)...Combined for 4 scoreless starts, all at least 7.0 IP...Walked no more than 2 batters in 4 straight starts from 4/18-5/3, each of at least 6.0 IP (1-1, 2.96 ERA)...Was his longest such streak since an 8-start stretch from 6/25-8/4/11...Struck out a season-high 10 batters in 7.0 IP on 6/2 vs. BOS...Made 19 starts with the Indians before being placed on the 15-day DL on 7/8 due to right knee inflammation...Was his 1st trip to the DL as a major leaguer...Made 2 rehab starts with Triple-A Columbus (0-1, 5.40 ERA)...Was reinstated on 7/30 and later that day was acquired by the Cardinals in exchange for OF James Ramsey...Made 6 starts for STL, all in August...Appeared in 3 games in September, his only relief outings of the year (3.0 IP)...On 12/11, signed by the Red Sox to a 1-year contract for the 2015 season.


Was the club's most consistent starting pitcher before being derailed most of September with a strained left oblique muscle, suffered in a career-low 1.0-inning start of September 2 vs. Baltimore...At the time of the injury ranked 5th in the American League in innings pitched (189.1) and strikeouts (188), tied for 3rd in wins (14), tied for first in shutouts (3) and tied for 2nd i n complete games (3)... Ended the season 15th in the AL in ERA (3.45), T8th in wins (14), T1st in shutouts (3), T3rd in complete games (3), 1st in hit by pitches (17), 7th in strikeouts per 9.0IP (9.1/9.0IP) and 1st in slugging pct allowed (.312, 22 2B, 1 3B, 13HR, 120 1B)... Pitched in relief on Sept 25 vs. Chicago-AL, his first relief appearance since July 9, 2011 vs. Toronto...Went on to make 3 relief appearances over the last week of the season and did not allow a run in 3.2IP (1H, 0R, 1BB, 7K, .083AVG) and caught the season's final out at first base on Sept 29 at Minnesota to clinch the American League Wildcard...Also pitched 2.0 shutout innings in the AL Wildcard game. Tossed three complete game, shutouts in his first 18 starts, two against the Chicago White Sox as he defeated the Sox 4 times in 2013...Tossed CG/shutouts on April 12 vs. Chicago-AL (9.0IP, 5H, 0R, 1BB, 7K), May 13 vs. NY Yankees (G1, 9.0IP, 4H, 0R, 3BB, 9K) and June 30 at Chicago-AL (10th win, 9.0IP, 6H, 0R, 1BB, 8K), giving him four for his career...Justin became just the 5th pitcher in the Majors over the past 19 seasons (1995-present) to register at least 10 wins and 3 CG SHO's prior to the Mid-Summer Classic, joining Greg Maddux (1998), Dontrelle Willis (2005), Chris Carpenter (2005) and Roy Halladay (2010)...Became the first Indians hurler to reach those bench marks since GAYLORD PERRY went 15-3 w/ 3 CG SHO's entering the 1974 All-Star game....Was selected, but did not pitch, to his first American League All-Star team for his first half efforts. Followed up his 4-1 Opening Day victory opposite 2012 NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. DICKEY & the Toronto Blue Jays (6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 5 SO) by tossing 7.0 scoreless frames of 2-hit ball (7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 8 SO) in a 13-0 SHO against 2012 A.L. Cy Young Award winner DAVID PRICE and the Tampa Bay Rays on April 7...According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Masterson became just the 3rd pitcher in baseball history to record victories against both reigning Cy Young Award winners in the same season (with award winners taking a loss), but the first to do so in consecutive starts...Marked his second career/consecutive Opening Day start. ?ecorded a team-high 18 quality starts on the season...Tossed a career-high, 2013 club-best 20.0 consecutive scoreless innings from May 8-24 and went 4-1 with a 3.02 ERA in 6 May starts (41.2IP, 29H, 14R/ER)...Also recorded 3.12 ERAs in both April (4-2, 6GS, 40.1IP, 34H, 14ER) and July (2-1, 4GS, 26.0IP, 17H, 9R/ER)...Was 10-7 with a 3.72 ERA in 20 first half starts (135.1IP, 112H, 56ER, 137K) and 4-3 with a 2.81 ERA in 9 second half starts (12G, 57.2IP, 44H, 18ER, .210AVG)...Masterson's 1-0 win in his start vs. Texas on July 27 was his 3rd such victory of the season which ties him with Addie Joss (1908), Stan Coveleski (1917), Jim Bagby Jr. (1943), Bob Feller (1946) and Greg Swindell (1988) for the most 1-0 wins in a single season in Indians history...Coveleski is the all-time leader in 1-0 wins for the Tribe, totaling 9 such victories in his career with the Indians...Masterson has now racked up 4 over his 5 seasons with the Tribe. ?ent 3-0 w/a 0.41 ERA in his first 3 starts (22.0IP, 10H, 1R/ER, 20K), joining Luis Tiant (1966) as just 2nd pitcher in Indians history to win his first 3 starts in a season while allowing one or zero combined runs...Masterson became the first Indians pitcher to record multiple 1-0 CG shutouts in the same season since 1989 when left-handers BUD BLACK and GREG SWINDELL both accomplished the feat twice...Also became the first Cleveland pitcher to post a 1-0 CG SHO against the Yankees since GREG SWINDELL on Sept. 6, 1988 at Yankee Stadium and the first Indians right-hander to do so against New York-AL since LUIS TIANT on May 3, 1966 at Yankee Stadium...Defeated the Mariners on May 19th at Progressive Field becoming the first Indians pitcher to win 7 starts through the club's first 42 games of the season since Charles Nagy in 1996…Struck out a season-high 11 batters on May 19 vs Seattle. Also ranked 1st in the American League in ground ball/fly ball ratio (2.48, 293GB/118FB), 3rd in right-handed batting average allowed (.182, .507OPS) and T6th in walks allowed (76)...Batters hit .245 (72-294) off him w/runners on base and .260 (40-154) with RISP...Recorded a first inning ERA of 2.79 (29.0IP, 17H, 9R/ER)...Batter hit .170 (46-270) when Justin was ahead in the count...Basestealers were 9-for-12 off him with Justin on the mound.

2012 Did not replicate or build on the success he enjoyed in 2011, but still managed to lead the team in virtually every pitching category (wins, starts, innings, strikeouts) and finished tied for first in the American League in starts (34), 9th in innings pitched (206.1), 17th in strikeouts (159) and allowed the 6th fewest HR per 9.0IP at 0.79 (18HR/206.1IP)...He is the first Indians pitcher to throw consecutive 200.0-inning seasons since Cliff Lee in 2005-06. Season started off on a high note, posting a season-high 10 strikeouts in his first career opening day start vs. Toronto on April 5 (8.0IP, 2H, 1R/ER, 1BB, 10K), his 2nd career double-digit strikeout game..His run support of 3.77RS per 9.0IP was the lowest mark in the AL, 6th-lowest in the Majors as he received 2-or-fewer runs of support in 21 of 34 outings. Best month came in June, going 2-3 with a 2.05 ERA in 5 starts (35.0IP, 26H, 9R/8ER, 9BB, 29K), 5th lowest ERA in the AL for the month...Went a career-best 18.0 consecutive scoreless innings from June 9-20, 2nd-longest stretch by an Indians pitcher in 2012 (Pestano 21.0IP) and longest by a Tribe starter... Did not record an ERA under 4.93 in any other month of the season as he went 6-7 with a 5.60 ERA in 16 second half starts (91.2IP, 104H, 57ER) after posting a 4.40 first half ERA. Tossed his 4th career complete game on June 20 vs. Cincinnati (9.0IP, 3H, 1R/0ER, 0BB, 9K)...Also fanned 9 in previous start of June 15 vs. Pittsburgh in 7.0IP...Logged 13 straight starts of at least 6.0IP from April 27-July 1, longest streak by an Indians starter since Cliff Lee in 2009...His season slugging pct. allowed of .388 was 13th lowest in the AL as his walks per 9.0IP went from 2.7BB/9.0IP in 2011 to 3.84 in 2012...Also led the AL in ground ball/fly ball ratio of 2.36 (356GB/151FB)...His .232 mark vs. RHH was 10th lowest in the AL and he was tied for 5th with 26 GIDP's induced... Also was 2nd among league pitchers in steals against (25), T11th in caught stealings against (7), 5th in hits allowed (212), pitches (3426) and walks (88), 3rd in losses (15) and earned runs allowed (113), 2nd in wild pitches (14) and T2nd in hit batters (13). 2011 Enjoyed a break-out season, leading the team in ERA, strikeouts, starts, innings pitched and tied for the team high in wins (new career-high 12)...His 3.21 ERA was 12th in the AL, was 13th in innings (career-high 216.0), 20th in strikeouts (158), 7th in slugging % allowed (.349) and allowed the 2nd fewest HR per 9.0IP in the AL (.46, 11HR, 216.0IP) to Doug Fister (11HR, 216.1IP)...Won his first 5 starts of the year, going 5-0 w/a 2.18 ERA in 5 April starts (33.0IP, 26H, 8ER)... Last Indians pitcher to win each of his first 5 starts of the year was Cliff Lee in 2008 when he started 6-0...Didn't earn 5th win in 2010 until August 26th in his 26th start and won 6 games in all of 2010... According to Elias three Indians pitchers since 1955 have won first 5 starts of a season w/an ERA sub 2.20: Masterson 2011, C Lee 2008, Lemon 1955... He was only the 4th pitcher in team history to win five games during April in one season... The others were Bob Lemon in 1955, Greg Swindell in 1988, and Cliff Lee in 2008 (all 5-0)...Tossed 3rd career CG and only one on the year in tough-luck loss at Chicago on May 18 (8.0IP, 5H, 1R/ER)... Was winless in 6 starts during the month of May going 0-3 with a 3.79 ERA (40.1IP, 41H, 17ER) as the Indians scored just 13 runs in the 6 starts...On the year the Indians scored 2 runs or less in 11 of 33GS and 1 run or less in 7 of 33 starts...Went 0-3 w/a 2.78 ERA in 5 June starts (32.1IP, 37H, 10ER)... Was winless over 11 starts from May 1 thru June 25 going 0-6 w/a 3.34 ERA (72.2IP, 78H, 27ER) as Indians scored just 22 runs in those starts (4SHOs)...Earned his 1st win since April 26 on July 1 at Cincinnati, a 8-2 Indians win as he allowed just 1 run, while equaling his season-high with 8.0IP... 8.0IP, 4H, 1R/ER, BB, 5K, HR (to Phillips)... Tossed 1.0 scoreless inning (BB, K) of relief on July 9 vs. Toronto before the break... Went 3-1 w/a 1.58 ERA in 7 July games (6GS, 45.2IP, 32H, 8ER, .195AVG)...From June 8 thru July 30th he went 3-3 w/a 1.76 ERA in 10 starts (71.2IP, 59H, 14ER)...ERA in the first half was 2.64 (18GS, 122.2IP, 111H, 36ER)...Second half ERA was 3.95 (93.1IP, 100H, 41ER)...Was 2-1 w/a 4.00 ERA (36.0IP, 40H, 16ER) in 6 Aug. starts and 2-2 w/a 5.65 ERA in 5 September GS (28.2IP, 35H, 18ER)...Combined in August/September he was 4-3 w/a 4.73 ERA over his last 11GS (64.2IP, 75H, 34ER)...His 3.15 road ERA was 9th best in the AL...His .210 average against right-handed hitters was 9th lowest in the AL...Led the AL with 14 caught stealing against 14 steals...Was 3rd in GB/FB ratio at 2.13 (364GB/171FB)...Underwent arthroscopic surgery on left, non-throwing shoulder on October 12 in Wilmington, DE (Dr. Craig Morgan) to repair a pre-existing posterior labral tear...Expected to be w/o limitations to start the 2012 regular season. 2010 Was very sharp over the last two months of the season, spending nearly the entire season in the rotation before completing his innings in the bullpen over the last few weeks of the season...Over his last 13 games/8 starts from August 4th thru the end of the season he went 3-3 w/a 2.86 ERA (56.2IP, 49H, 18ER, 43K, .286 AVG), the 9th lowest mark in the AL among pitchers with at least 56.0IP....Was 1-1 w/a 2.25 ERA in 6 September games (2GS, 20.0IP, 17H, 5ER, 18K), the 8th lowest ERA in the AL in September among pitchers with at least 20.0IP. ...Overall on the year he was 8-12 w/a 4.78ERA in 29 starts (169.1IP, 188H, 90ER) and 0-1 w/a 3.38 ERA in 5 relief outings (10.2IP, 9H, 4ER)...Went 3-5 w/a 3.84 ERA in 16 games/11 starts (75.0IP, 74H, 32ER) in the second half...Struck out an Indians season-high 9 batters in his 2nd start vs. the Texas Rangers in Cleveland (L #1, 6.0IP, 9H, 4R/2ER, 9K)...Finished April 0-3 w/a 5.68 ERA (19.0IP, 26H, 12ER) in 4 starts. ...Fell to 0-5, his 11th straight losing decision, in his start vs. Chicago-AL on May 24 (4.0IP, 9H, 5R/ER)...Went 0-2 w/a 5.97 ERA (34.2IP, 44H, 23ER) in 6 May starts...Lost a personal 11 straight games from August 25, 2009 to May 24, 2010, tied for the 3rd longest losing streak in Indians club history...The span of 17 straight starts without a win was the longest such stretch in club history....Indians scored 39 runs over those 17 starts for Justin. ...Won his first game since August 20, 2009 and just his 2nd as an Indian in his start of Friday, June 4 against the Chicago White Sox in US Cellular Field...Was a 10-1 win over the Sox and John Danks...5.2IP, 5H, 1R/ER, 6BB,1K, HR to A Ramirez...Also broke 12G personal road losing streak. ...Improved to 2-5 in his outing of June 9 against the Boston Red Sox in Cleveland...Was an 11-0 win over the Sox and Clay Buchholz, tossing his first ever complete game shutout...9.0IP, 2H, 0R, 2BB, 6K...Was 2nd career CG...Boston did not have a batter reach 2nd base...Also first CG 2-hitter for the Indians since Scott Elarton in 2004...Went 1-3 w/a 6.32 ERA in July (37.0IP, 50H, 26ER) and didn't win over his last 5 starts (0-3, 7.85 ERA, 28.2IP, 42H, 25ER). ...Improved to 3-7 on July 1 vs. Toronto in Cleveland, a 6-1 win over the Jays...Took a shutout in to the 9th before...8.1IP, 8H, 1R/ER, 0BB, 5K...Allowed career-high 13 hits in start at Toronto on July 30 and tied a career-high w/8 runs allowed... Moved to 2-0 vs. Boston in start of August 4 at Fenway (5.0IP, 4H,1R/ER)...First Tribe starter since B Colon in 2001 to beat Boston twice in same season as a starter. ...Moved to bullpen after start of Sept. 8 at LAA (W#6, 7.0IP, 6H, 1R/ER) and in his first relief outing of Sept. 12 vs. Minnesota went 7.0IP (5H, 3R/1ER, 0BB, 6K) in relief of Mitch Talbot, who left with a shoulder injury w/o recording an out...Longest relief outing by an Indian since JAKE WESBTROOK in April of 2004 and longest in the big leagues since 2008...Made spot start in KC on Sept. 18 (rain-shortened, 3.1IP, 3H, 0R) in place of Talbot and made his last 4 outings in relief the remainder of the season...Closed season w/3 straight scoreless 1.0IP outings. ...Was T16th in the AL with 19 double plays induced...Was 1st in the AL in GB/FB ratio (2.74, 337GB/123FB)...Was T5th in WP (12), 5th in HB (11), 8th in runs allowed (107) & t10th in ER allowed (97)...Was 13th in HR allowed per 9.0IP (0.70HR/9.0IP) and 20th with a .385 slugging % allowed...Overall big league hitter hit .278 (197-709) w/14HR, including a mark of .263 (84-320) by RH hitters...Starts of 6.0IP or more: 15 of 29 (52%). 2009 Mid-season acquisition from Boston made 10 starts for the Indians and was solid in a starting role, finishing the season with a complete game, 4-hit performance with 12 strikeouts vs. the Chicago White Sox on Sept. 30 (G2)...The 1-0 loss to the Sox was his first career CG and a career-high in IP (9.0IP) and strikeouts (12)...The Tribe season-high 12 strikeouts were the most by an Indians pitcher since CC SABATHIA (13K, 9/14/07 v KC) and most by an Indians RHP since BARTOLO COLON on 9/18/2000 @NYY (13K, 1-hitter)... According to Media Guide 2010 159 2010 C leveland Indians ELIAS he was the 1st major-leaguer to lose a 9.0IP CG by a 1-0 score w/at least 12K since May 6, 2000 (Pedro Martinez, 17K, 0-1L to TB)...The last Indians pitcher to lose a game in that manner was Sam McDowell in 1968 (June 13 vs. Oakland, 14 strikeouts)...As a starter with the Indians he was 1-7 w/a 4.80 ERA in 10 starts (54.1IP, 54H, 29ER, 34BB, 48K, .262AVG) as the Indians scored just 27 runs in his starts (2.7RS/GM)...Lost his last 6 decisions (7GS) from August 25th-on, going 0-6 w/a 4.87 ERA (40.2IP, 41H, 22ER) as the Indians scored 11 runs over the 7GS (1.6RS/GS)...Started the season in the Red Sox bullpen making 4 relief appearances to begin the season, posting a 4.50 ERA (6.0IP, 7H, 3ER, BB, 7K) before taking Daisuke Matsuzaka's spot in the rotation... Made his first start of the season on April 20 vs. Baltimore, a 12-1 Sox win as he earned his 1st victory of the season (5.1 IP, 4 H, 1R/ER, 2 BB, 3 K)Returned to the bullpen on May 22 vs. the NY Mets as he tossed 3.0 innings, allowing 1 run on 3 hits...Made 9 relief appearances during the month of June going 0-0 w/a 4.38 ERA (12.1 IP, 12 H, 7R/6ER, 4 BB, 15 K)... Did not allow an earned run in 6 consecutive appearances (8.0 IP) from June 4 through June 19th...As a reliever with the Red Sox was 1-1 with a 4.42 ERA (36.2 IP, 34 H, 20R/18ER, 12 BB, 39 K) in 25 relief outings...Did not allow an earned run over his last 4 appearances covering 7.0 innings of work (2H, 2BB, 8SO)...Was added to the Indians Major League Roster August 1...Made his 1st appearance with the Indians on August 1 vs. Detroit as he tossed 3.0 scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits while walking 1 and striking out 4... Made first start for Cleveland on August 8 in Chicago, an 8-5 loss to the Sox and DJ Carrasco...4.0 IP, 4 H, 1R/ER, 1 BB, 4 K...Left w/a 4-1 lead (Ohka took loss)...Earned his 1st & only victory as an Indian on August 20 against the LA Angels in Progressive Field, a 11-3 win over the Angels as he allowed just 1 unearned run in 6.1 innings...Is 1-7 w/a 4.06 ERA in 15 games in the 2nd half (10GS, 64.1IP, 58H, 29ER, 60K, .242AVG)...ERA in 1st/2nd innings of his starts was 2.25 (32.0 IP, 22 H, 8 ER)...Was 0-4 w/a 4.34 ERA in 5 September starts (7 runs of support, 29.0 IP, 26 H, 14 ER, 28 K, .245 AVG)...His .203 average against vs. right-handed hitters was 2nd lowest in the American League...Batters hit .300 (69-230) with runners on and .279 (38-136) with RISP, .232 (16-69) with RISP-2outs...Runners are 15-for-21 in SB off him (6CS were T16th in the league)...Was T13th in the AL w/8HB...Is the first Jamaican-born pitcher in major league history and just the 4th player overall, joining Chili Davis (1981-99), Devon White (1985-2001) and Rolando Roomes (1988-90). 2008 Began the year as a starter at Double-A Portland and finished the season as a valuable member of the Red Sox bullpen...Was 4-3, 3.67 in 9 starts over 3 stints with Boston in the season's first half...Moved to the bullpen in July and was 2-2, 2.36 in 27 appearances over the final 2 and a half months...His overall 3.16 ERA was 5th best on the Red Sox staff.

FROM JAMAICA: Is the first Jamaican-born pitcher in major league history and just the 4th player overall, joining Chili Davis (1981-99), Devon White (1985-2001) and Rolando Roomes (1988-90). AS STARTER: Started 4 games at Double-A Portland to begin 2008 before making his major league debut in a spot start on April 24 vs. the Angels...Allowed 2 hits and one run in 6.0 innings without a decision in Boston's 7-5 win...Was the 3rd Sox pitcher since 1956 to pitch at least 6.0 innings while allowing 2 hits or less in his debut, joining Jim Lonborg (April 23, 1965) and Billy Rohr (April 14, 1967)...Was optioned back to the Sea Dogs later that day. Returned for a 2nd start on May 20, beating the Royals for his first career win...Gave up 3 hits and one run in 6.1 innings...Was the 4th Sox pitcher to ever allow 3 hits or less in each of his first 2 major league starts, joining Blaine Thomas (1911), Lee Rogers (1938), and Frank Baumann (1955). Recalled for a 3rd time on June 3 and went 3-3, 4.32 (20 ER/41.2 IP) in 7 starts...Won his first 2 outings, both at Fenway Park, becoming the first pitcher in Red Sox history to go undefeated in each of his first 4 major league appearances, all as a starter at Fenway Park...Was 4-1, 3.00 (12 ER/36.0 IP) in first 6 major league starts before going 0-2, 5.00 (10 ER/18.0 IP) in his last 3 outings...Worked at least 6.0 innings in 8 of 9 starts with high of 6.2 innings on June 13 at Cincinnati...Set a major league career-high with 9 strikeouts in that game.

IN RELIEF: Was optioned to Pawtucket on July 7 and made 3 relief appearances for the PawSox before returning to Boston for remainder of year on July 20...Issued runs in 9 of 27 bullpen outings and permitted 3 of 17 inherited runners to score (17.6 percent)...Had 3 holds and finished 6 games with 10 of 27 first batters reaching base...Held opponents to a .231 batting average in relief. Tossed 2.2 scoreless frames in his first major league relief outing, July 23 at Seattle and had a 1.89 ERA (4 ER/19.0 IP) over his first 14 appearances through August 26...Compiled a 2.93 ERA (5 ER/15.1 IP) in final 13 games...His 2.36 ERA beginning July 23 was 6th lowest among all A.L. relievers with at least 30.0 innings...Worked 2.0 or more relief innings on 7 occasions...Gave up just 2 homers in relief...Was 5-0, 3.10 in 20 games/5 starts at home and 1-5, 3.23 in 16 games/4 starts on the road.

IN THE MINORS: Began the year at 1-0, 0.95 in 4 starts at Portland to earn 1st recall to Boston... After return was 0-3, 7.45 in 4 starts...After 2nd start with Boston, was sent to Pawtucket and defeated Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in lone start for the PawSox on May 29...Allowed 2 runs in 3.1 innings in his 3 relief appearances at Pawtucket, July 10-17.

POSTSEASON: Set a Red Sox rookie record with 9 appearances in the 2008 playoffs, going 1-0 with a 1.86 ERA (2 ER/9.2 IP)...Only 4 major league rookies have ever logged more post-season outings in a season: Julian Tavarez (12 in 1995), Brendan Donnelly (11 in 2002), Francisco Rodriguez (11 in 2002) and Tyler Johnson (10 in 2006)...Pitched in each of Boston's first 6 games, joining Scott Williamson (6 in 2003) as the only Sox hurlers ever to do so in a single post-season. Logged a 2.25 ERA (1 ER/4.0 IP) in 4 ALDS games against the Angels...Made his playoff debut in Game 1 at 23 years, 191 days old, the youngest Red Sox pitcher to appear in a post-season game since Ken Brett (19 years, 24 days) in Game 7 of the 1967 World Series...Went 1.0 inning in each of the first 2 games, recording holds in both contests...Combined to allow one run over 2.0 innings in ALDS Games 3 and 4...Suffered a blown save in Game 4, but did not take the loss as Jed Lowrie's walk-off 9th-inning single gave the Red Sox the 3-2 victory and clinched the series. Pitched in 5 of 7 ALCS games against the Rays, going 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA (1 ER/5.2 IP)...Allowed just one hit in his first 2 outings (1.1 IP)...Turned in his longest playoff appearance in Game 4, giving up one run with 4 K's over 2.1 frames...Tossed a scoreless 9th to earn the 8-7 win in Game 5... At 23 years, 208 days, became the 7th-youngest Sox hurler to win a post-season game...Babe Ruth was the last to do so at a younger age, 21 years, 246 days, in Game 2 of the 1916 World Series. 2007 Advanced from A Lancaster to AA Portland in his 2nd pro season, finishing 2nd among all Red Sox minor leaguers with 12 wins...Had 115 strikeouts and only 40 walks in 153.2 innings... Combined to go unbeaten over a 12-start span from 6/7-8/5, posting a 10-0 record and a 1.72 ERA (15-ER/78.1 IP)...Named the No. 4 prospect in the Red Sox organization, the No. 2 pitcher, according to Baseball America...Rated as having the Best Fastball in the organization in the publication's annual "Best Tools" survey.