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Nick Masset | Relief Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (36) / 5/17/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 238
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Nick Masset has decided to retire.
MLB Trade Rumors confirmed the news, which was released via the International League transactions page. Masset, who is best known for his time with the Reds before injuries got in the way, pitched for the Braves and Marlins last season and had a 4.71 ERA over 30 appearances this season with the Nationals' Triple-A affiliate. The 34-year-old will walk away with a 4.06 ERA over 387 appearances in the majors. Mon, Jul 11, 2016 06:30:00 PM

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Nationals signed RHP Nick Masset to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Masset once was a capable reliever, but injuries have really sidetracked his career. He held a 4.68 ERA over 28 relief appearances for the Marlins and Braves last season and is a long shot to crack the Opening Day roster.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 07:18:00 PM

Braves released RHP Nick Masset.

Masset cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and will now seek a job elsewhere. He holds a 3.60 ERA and 1.44 WHIP over 25 frames in the majors this season.
Wed, Jul 8, 2015 08:45:00 AM

Braves designated RHP Nick Masset for assignment.

The 33-year-old right-hander owns a 3.60 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 18/8 K/BB ratio across 25 innings with the Marlins and Braves this season. He could generate interest on waivers from team's desperate for bullpen help.
Sun, Jul 5, 2015 05:11:00 PM

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.
Tue, May 19, 2015 02:22:00 PM

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.
Mon, May 18, 2015 02:43:00 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.
Sat, May 16, 2015 09:56:00 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.
Tue, Apr 21, 2015 02:21:00 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.
Mon, Apr 6, 2015 10:14:00 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.
Tue, Jan 13, 2015 05:15:00 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

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