Justin Masterson SP CLE 26 Days

Justin Masterson (knee) has been cleared to rejoin the Indians' rotation on Tuesday against the Dodgers after throwing a bullpen session Saturday.

Masterson had a start pushed back a couple days due to a sore right knee issue, an issue that's been bothering him since his second outing of the season. However, he's been given the go-ahead to rejoin the rotation. "He's all set for Tuesday," said manager Terry Francona. Added pitching coach Mickey Callaway: "He felt good and let the ball go. His command was good and his velo was good. The action on his pitches was good."

Justin Masterson SP CLE 27 Days

Justin Masterson (knee) had a successful bullpen session Saturday.

Masterson has been out of the Indians' rotation with a sore right knee. He should be ready to start Tuesday against the Dodgers.

Justin Masterson SP CLE 28 Days

Justin Masterson revealed Wednesday that the right knee issue that will force him to miss his start Sunday has been a problem since his second outing of the season.

It could help explain why Masterson's velocity has been down and his ERA is up to 5.03. "I don't know," said Masterson. "It's just been a little nagging. Maybe it's taken (away) a little of the power and consistency?" The Indians might be best off shutting Masterson down for a while, but the hope is that he'll feel well enough to start Tuesday or Wednesday. T.J. House is likely to be called up to start Sunday.

Justin Masterson SP CLE 30 Days

Justin Masterson will miss Sunday's start with a sore right knee.

It could partially explain why he lasted just four innings in Tuesday's start against the Diamondbacks. The right-hander will only be pushed back two days due to the ailment, so at this point it doesn't appear Masterson will need a trip to the disabled list. The Indians will need to find a spot starter for Sunday's game in the meantime.

Justin Masterson SP CLE 1 Month

Justin Masterson was chased out of Tuesday's against the Diamondbacks after giving up five runs over four innings.

Masterson was looking to build upon Thursday's strong start (7 IP, 1 ER) but instead penned another chapter of a disappointing 2014 campaign. He walked four and gave up seven hits in tonight's no-decision to push his ERA to 5.03. Masterson entered this evening with a 3.32 ERA in June, but the tall right-hander isn't showing enough consistency yet to be trustworthy in mixed leagues. Masterson gets the ball in Seattle on Sunday.

Justin Masterson SP CLE 1 Month

Justin Masterson yielded just one run across seven innings Thursday in the Indians' win over the Angels.

Masterson was pitching on an extra day of rest following Wednesday's rainout and looked refreshed, limiting the Halos to four hits and three walks while striking out five. He was left with a no-decision because the Indians didn't win the game until the bottom of the 10th. Masterson still has an ugly 4.75 ERA and 1.48 WHIP on the year, but he'll try to stay hot next time out in Arizona.

Justin Masterson SP CLE 1 Month

Wednesday's game between the Angels and Indians has been postponed due to storms in Cleveland.

No makeup date has been announced. Justin Masterson was scheduled to take the mound for the host Indians and C.J. Wilson was on tap for the visiting Angels.

Justin Masterson SP CLE 1 Month

Justin Masterson was chased after giving up five runs over two-plus innings Friday against the Red Sox.

It was his shortest start of the season. Masterson was pulled after giving up back-to-back walks to begin the third inning. All told, he allowed three hits and four walks while throwing just 28 out of 59 pitches for strikes. While Masterson showed signs of progress with his last two starts, he took another step back with this one. His ERA now sits at a disappointing 5.05 for the year.

Justin Masterson SP CLE 2 Months

Justin Masterson earned his second straight win on Sunday, limiting the Rangers to two runs over 5 2/3 innings in the victory.

It wasn't as dominant as his 10-strikeout performance his last time out, but the win was still his second good outing in a row after a rough stretch in May. Masterson gave up five hits and two walks while striking out six in the game, lowering his ERA to 4.61. He's got another tough test Friday when he takes on the Red Sox, his former club, at Fenway.

Justin Masterson SP CLE 2 Months

Justin Masterson blanked the Red Sox for seven innings, striking out 10, in a win Monday.

That's as many strikeouts as he had in his previous four starts combined. It was also his longest outing in a month. Masterson's ERA had been all of the way up to 5.21. He still doesn't look as strong as he did last year, though the Red Sox had no answer for him tonight. He'll be a risky play against this weekend in Texas.