KANSAS CITY, MO.: Justin Masterson has been selected by the Indians as their nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award.
Each major league franchise nominates a player for the award, which is based on a player’s contributions to the game on and off the field.
Fans — who count as one among the selection committee — can vote for their nominee of choice until Oct. 6 by visiting ChevyBaseball.com. The winner will be announced during the World Series.
“On this team, there are a lot of guys who could get the same nomination,” Masterson said.
Masterson, who is recovering from a strained oblique, will play catch today from 120 feet, then throw a bullpen session off the mound Friday.
PERSISTENT QUESTION — For the umpteenth time, Francona’s decision to take a job in Cleveland was questioned.
“They don‘t know me as well as they thought,” Francona said, referring to people who believe he should have gone elsewhere. “It’s been even better here than I anticipated.”
PLAYOFF TICKETS ON SALE — The sale of tickets for the wild-card game and the American League Division Series will begin Monday only online.
Fans can visit Indians.com/2013Postseason and make their purchases. If tickets remain after Monday, fans can buy them online, at the Progressive Field box office or at Indians Teams Shops.
— Sheldon Ocker