May 17, 1982 |
St. Petersburg, Florida
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|June 27, 2006 for the Texas Rangers|
(through 2013 season)
|Earned run average||3.78|
Nicholas Allen Masset (born May 17, 1982) is a right-handed relief pitcher who is currently a free agent. 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.
Chicago White Sox
On July 31, 2008, Masset, along with infielder Danny Richar were both traded to the Cincinnati Reds for Ken Griffey Jr. 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.
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