Nick Masset

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Nick Masset
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Colorado Rockies – No. 37
Born: (1982-05-17) May 17, 1982 (age 32)
St. Petersburg, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 27, 2006 for the Texas Rangers
Career statistics
(through June 17, 2014)
Win–loss record 17–14
Earned run average 3.79
Strikeouts 301

Nicholas Allen Masset (born May 17, 1982) is an American professional baseball right-handed relief pitcher for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He attended Pinellas Park High School and after graduating St. Petersburg Junior College. He was drafted in the eighth round of the 2000 amateur draft.


Texas Rangers[edit]

Masset had minor league stints with the Single-A Stockton Ports, Double-A Frisco RoughRiders and Triple-A Oklahoma RedHawks prior to his first call-up in June 2006.

Chicago White Sox[edit]

Masset was traded to the Chicago White Sox on December 23, 2006, along with John Danks and Jacob Rasner for Brandon McCarthy and David Paisano.[1] [2]

Cincinnati Reds[edit]

On July 31, 2008, Masset, along with infielder Danny Richar were both traded to the Cincinnati Reds for Ken Griffey Jr.[3] After the trade Masset appeared in 10 games for the Reds going 1-0 with an ERA of 2.08 in 17 1/3 innings. The 2009 season saw Masset going 5-1 in 76 innings with an earned run average of 2.37. In 2010 Masset went 4-4 in 76 2/3 with an ERA of 3.40. In 2011 Masset went 3-6 in 70 1/3 innings to an ERA of 3.71. At the start of the 2012 Masset was sidelined with right sholder injury. He would not pitch all year before on September 7 having surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule. Masset was expected to be ready for the start of the 2013 season but would again miss the entire season. Masset will have to have surgery to correct thoracic outlet syndrome.

Colorado Rockies[edit]

Masset agreed to a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies for the 2014 season.[4] He was called up on May 5th, relieving for the first time in 2 years.[5] On June 17, Masset was suspended for 3 games following an incident against Atlanta in which he was ejected for throwing at Evan Gattis. Masset elected to not appeal the suspension and began serving it on June 17.[6] Through 20 games before the suspension, Masset was 1-0 with a 4.00 ERA, striking out 16 in 18 appearances.


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