Monday July 28th, 2014

The Cleveland Indians are "very willing" to trade starting pitcher Justin Masterson, reports Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan. Masterson, who is just one year removed from making the AL All-Star team, has been on the disabled list since July 8. He is scheduled to be activated Friday. 

The Cleveland righthander has struggled this season, going 4-6 with a 5.51 ERA in 98 innings. Last year, Masterson went 14-10 with a 3.45 ERA and 195 strikeouts as the Indians made the playoffs, the team's first postseason appearance since 2007. 

More: Trade deadline brings tough questions

Masterson is due to be a free agent at the end of the season. The seventh-year starter is making $9.7 million this season

- Alex Hampl

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