Red Sox make multi-year offer to Justin Masterson

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While the Red Sox wait for Jon Lester to make a decision, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that they’ve made a multi-year contract offer to Justin Masterson.

Masterson was the Red Sox’s second-round draft pick in 2006, debuted with Boston in 2008, and was traded to the Indians in 2009 in the deal for Victor Martinez.

He’s coming off an injury wrecked, career-worst season at age 29, but Masterson tossed at least 180 innings in each of the previous four seasons and proved to be a solid mid-rotation starter despite issues against left-handed hitters.