Justin Masterson could make up to $12 million next season. He will receive a $9.5 million base salary and could earn an additional $2.5 million in performance bonuses based on innings pitched. Masterson will earn $500,000 each if he reaches 185, 190, 195, 200 and 205 innings.
Masterson had a very poor season last year, plagued by diagnosed and untreated injuries and inconsistent command. That being said, he possesses one of the best pitches among major leagues starters, a sinker, which can be just about unhittable when he's on. The Red Sox aren't going all in on him just yet, so they will give him an incentive laden contract that only assures a great payday if he can perform at a high level.
Analyst: Ben Diamond View Profile