June 28, 2016

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Masterson named Indians Opening Day starter



Though it was all but a formality, Indians manager Terry Francona named right-hander Justin Masterson his Opening Day starter Tuesday.

It will be the third straight Opening Day assignment with the Indians for Masterson, who was an All-Star for the first time in his career last year.

Cleveland opens the season March 31, in Oakland.

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Award-winning sportswriter Chris Assenheimer has covered the Indians since 1997. Prior to that, he also covered Ohio State football and basketball. He's a graduate of (Bay Village) Bay High School and The Ohio State University, and can be reached at 329-7137 or CAssenheimer@chroniclet.com. Like him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.