Shane Greene will open the series against the Tribe in place of Vidal Nuno, who was sent to Arizona over the weekend. He will be taking on Justin Masterson (4-5, 5.16 ERA). Greene made his Major League debut on April 24 against the Red Sox, allowing three unearned runs in one third of an inning. “Every opportunity is an opportunity to shine and get more opportunities,” Joe Girardi said of Greene getting his shot. He has thrown 13 scoreless innings over his last two starts in the Minors.
Masterson has been up and down all season, and his last few starts have been more down then up. He surrendered eight runs on 14 hits with seven walks in a combined seven innings in his past two outings. He has been bothered by a sore right knee since his second start of the season, but the team does not believe it has affected his performance. “I think he actually feels OK,” Terry Francona said. “I think it’s some command that he’s going to have to fight through. I think he physically feels pretty good. I think he’s open to working with Mickey Callaway a lot. That’s good. We’ll fight through it together.”
Notes on the game
Brian McCann was back in the lineup against the Twins on Sunday.
The Indians placed Michael Bourn on the 15 day disabled list as he deals with left hamstring issues.
First pitch at 7:10 pm on Yes & ESPN.