Indians right-hander Justin Masterson pitched five innings and gave up two runs on five hits in his first rehab start for Triple-A Columbus Sunday night, but got no decision as the Clippers fell to the Indianapolis Indians 7-5 at Huntington Park in Columbus.
On the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right knee, Masterson walked two and struck out six for the Clippers.
Indians manager Terry Francona said Sunday in Detroit that either Masterson or Zach McAllister would pitch Friday's road game against the Kansas City Royals. McAllister is also with the Clippers following a stint on the disabled list with a lower back injury. He pitched Saturday night against the Tigers in Comerica Park before being sent back down.
The decision on Friday's starter likely hinged on Masterson's performance Sunday and how his knee responds afterward.