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Nick Masset | Relief Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/17/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 238
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Braves signed RHP Nick Masset to a one-year contract.
Masset opted for free agency rather than accept an outright assignment with the Marlins. The 33-year-old posted a 1.86 ERA and 6/1 K/BB ratio over 9 2/3 innings during his time with Miami and will pitch in middle relief with his new club. May 19 - 2:22 PM

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Marlins sent RHP Nick Masset outright to Triple-A New Orleans.

Masset was designated for assignment by the Fish on May 16 and passed through waivers unclaimed. The right-hander had allowed 12 hits (but only two earned runs) in 9 2/3 innings this season out of the Miami bullpen.
May 18 - 2:43 PM

Marlins designated RHP Nick Masset for assignment.

The Marlins needed to make room for Henderson Alvarez, who returns from a shoulder injury on Sunday. Opponents have hit .324 against Masset this season, though the veteran has posted a respectable 1.86 ERA across 9 2/3 innings. Someone is sure to take a chance on Masset now that he's available.
May 16 - 9:56 PM

Marlins purchased the contract of RHP Nick Massett from Triple-A New Orleans.

He's replacing Jose Urena in Miami's bullpen. Massett has enjoyed some success in the past, but he has dealt with injuries in recent years and had an ugly 5.80 ERA over 45 innings with the Rockies last season.
Apr 21 - 2:21 PM

Marlins re-signed RHP Nick Masset to a minor league contract.

Miami released Masset at the end of spring training, but he's back in the organization now on a Triple-A deal. The 32-year-old righty will function as organizational relief depth this season for the Marlins. He posted a 5.80 ERA in 45 innings last summer out of the Rockies' bullpen.
Apr 6 - 10:14 AM

Marlins signed RHP Nick Masset to a minor league contract.

Masset posted an ugly 5.80 ERA, 1.78 WHIP, and 36/24 K/BB ratio in 45 innings (51 appearances) last season for the Rockies. He hasn't been an effective major league reliever since 2011 and is doubtful to make the Marlins' bullpen out of spring training. The right-hander turns 33 years old in May.
Jan 13 - 5:15 PM

Rockies activated RHP Nick Masset from the 15-day disabled list.

He's been out the last couple weeks with a left knee injury. Masset has put up a 4.94 ERA over 28 relief appearances for the Rockies this season.
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 08:45:00 PM

Rockies placed RHP Nick Masset on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee injury.

Masset injured the knee during an appearance Saturday. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be sidelined. Brooks Brown has taken Masset's spot in the bullpen.
Sun, Jul 6, 2014 01:03:00 PM

Nick Masset injured his left knee Saturday in a relief appearance versus the Dodgers.

Masset gave up three hits, a walk, and four earned runs in the seventh inning, and then Rockies manager Walt Weiss revealed after the game that the righty also banged up his knee. The severity of the injury is unknown.
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 08:29:00 PM

Nick Masset will not appeal his three-game suspension for throwing at Braves catcher Evan Gattis last Thursday.

He'll begin serving the suspension Tuesday. Masset had worked the last two days, so the timing works out well for him to go ahead and get the suspension over with.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 07:07:00 PM

MLB suspended Nick Masset for three games and fined him an undisclosed amount for intentionally throwing at Braves catcher Evan Gattis last Thursday.

No word on if he intends to appeal. Braves reliever David Carpenter, who was ejected after throwing at Corey Dickerson in the same game, only received a fine.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 01:59:00 PM

Nick Masset was ejected from Thursday's game against the Braves after hitting Evan Gattis with a pitch in the ninth inning.

Masset was ejected immediately, as warnings were already issued after David Carpenter hit Corey Dickerson with a pitch in the bottom of the eighth inning and was ejected. Fortunately, Gattis simply took his base and didn't escalate the situation.
Thu, Jun 12, 2014 05:51:00 PM

Rockies purchased the contract of RHP Nick Masset from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Masset hasn't pitched in the majors since 2011 due to shoulder issues, but he's getting the call after posting a 9/1 K/BB ratio over 7 2/3 scoreless innings in Triple-A. The Rockies optioned Ryan Wheeler to the minors in a corresponding roster move.
Mon, May 5, 2014 05:21:00 PM

The Rockies have paid a $100,000 retention bonus to keep Nick Masset in camp beyond Tuesday's deadline.

Masset underwent surgery in mid-March to clean up a staph infection from his right shoulder but is already back to appearing in Cactus League games. He will continue fighting for a spot in Colorado's bullpen. Chances are the right-hander will be sent to Triple-A.
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 04:28:00 PM

Nick Masset recently underwent surgery to have a staph infection removed from his right shoulder.

Staph infections can be scary, but Masset has returned to Rockies' camp and is back on schedule. The reliever thinks he still has time to get ready for Opening Day.
Mon, Mar 17, 2014 01:05:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Bethancourt
2A.J. Pierzynski
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Jace Peterson
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Juan Uribe
3Kelly Johnson
LF1Jonny Gomes
2Todd Cunningham
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Eric Young Jr.
RF1Nick Markakis
2Dian Toscano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Alex Wood
4Shelby Miller
5Michael Foltynewicz
6Williams Perez
7Daniel Winkler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jason Grilli
2Jim Johnson
3Josh Outman
4Luis Avilan
5Nick Masset
6Andrew McKirahan
7Trevor Cahill
8Brandon Cunniff
9Donnie Veal
10Arodys Vizcaino
11Shae Simmons
12Chris Withrow