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 Posted: Tue Mar 28th, 2017 05:10 pm
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With Opening Day just around the corner, the Los Angeles Dodgers have bolstered their starting pitching depth, agreeing Monday to a minor-league deal with veteran right-hander Justin Masterson, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network.

Masterson, who turned 32 last week, didn't pitch in the majors last season, spending the majority of the summer in the Triple-A International League, where he managed a 4.97 ERA and 1.62 WHIP in five starts and twenty relief appearances for the Indianapolis Indians after signing a minor-league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates in May.

An All-Star with the Cleveland Indians in 2013, Masterson's career has since been derailed by injuries and ineffectiveness, as the former second-round pick owns a 5.79 ERA and 1.63 WHIP in 34 starts and 12 relief outings in the bigs since the start of the 2014 campaign while stumbling through rough stints with the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox.