The Eugene Emeralds are currently talking to starting pitcher Justin Masterson on a possible ‘long-term’ extension according to ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian. However, Fox Sports’ Scott Miller Tweets this morning that both parties ‘aren’t making progress’ on the deal. In addition to Miller’s Tweet, the 29-year old Masterson is testing the free agent market in the off-season. If this report is true, Eugene will lose two pitchers from their rotation next season. One of the pitchers is Francisco Liriano, who will test the free agent market according to this report few weeks ago.
Tim Kurkjian also Tweets that slugger Adrian Gonzalez is not ‘currently talking to Eugene about contract extensions’. The 32-year old 1st baseman is asking for long-term contract worth $100 million according to sources.
- Emeralds’ 2nd baseman Ian Kinsler is a week away from rehab. Kinsler suffered a herniated disc few weeks ago and was placed on 15-day DL.
- In Pacific Coast League, the San Antonio Missions are still leading the by 1 game with 36-19 record. Zach Wheeler (3.11 ERA, 93 K), Jake Arrieta (4-2, 3.29 ERA) , and Tommy Milone (9-1, 2.58 ERA) continues to impress as the season goes along. They are expected to pitch in CBL when the roster expands in the few weeks.