CHICAGO: Justin Masterson (strained oblique) is traveling with the team for a reason. He began a throwing program today, playing catch from 90 feet.
“”He had no issues, no problems,’’ manager Terry Francona said. “”So now, he’ll continue that progression. He did well today.’’
What are the chances that Masterson can rejoin the rotation before the regular season ends?
“”It all depends on how quickly he can come back,’’ Francona said. “”If he’s healthy, we can pitch him.’’