According to Jon Heyman, the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to sign 31-year-old right-handed pitcher Justin Masterson to a minor league deal. He pitched last season for the Boston Red Sox, where he made nine starts and nine relief appearances, posting a 5.61 ERA in 59.1 innings.

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We have heard that the Pirates were connected to Masterson multiple times this off-season, so it looks like they finally were able to agree on a suitable deal. Masterson was once a top pitcher with the Cleveland Indians not that long ago. In 2014, he made 25 starts and threw 128.2 innings, with a 5.88 ERA and 116 strikeouts, so he has had two straight down seasons. Before that he had a 3.45 ERA in 2013 and averaged over 200 innings per season from 2011-1...

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