Masset is currently on the Reds 60-day disabled list and has not appeared in a major league game this season due to a right shoulder injury. He has pitched in two minor league games with the Goodyear Reds (Arizona League) on July 27 and July 30, working one inning in each game. With Goodyear, he struck out five of the seven batters he has faced without allowing a hit or walk.
Masset has pitched in 241 games for the Reds since joining the club on July 31, 2008 from the Chicago White Sox in a deal that sent Ken Griffey Jr. from Cincinnati to Chicago. He is 13-11 with a 3.07 earned run average and three saves with the Reds. His best season came in 2009 when he was 5-1 with a 2.37 ERA in 74 appearances.
Masset, 30, is a native of St. Petersburg, Florida. He did not pitch in the Reds farm system but has pitched at Fifth Third Field. He spent the 2003 season with the Clinton Lumber Kings in the Midwest League as a 20-year-old Texas Rangers prospect. He pitched in Dayton on June 4, 2003, tossing four scoreless innings to earn a save. The 2003 Dragons featured current Reds Joey Votto and Ryan Hanigan.
Masset will become the fourth major league player to play for the Dragons this season on an injury rehabilitation assignment. Infielder Miguel Cairo was the first, followed by relief pitcher Bill Bray and outfielder Drew Stubbs. He will be the 23rd major leaguer to rehab with the Dragons over the team's history. Others have included Votto, Homer Bailey, David Weathers, and Kent Mercker. Veteran major leaguers Jose Rijo, Mark Wohlers, and Edinson Volquez have also pitched for the Dragons on non-injury assignments from the Reds.
The Dragons host the Lansing Lugnuts tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Fifth Third Field as Reds 2011 first round draft pick Robert Stephenson makes his home debut. Thursday and Friday's games will start at 7:05 p.m.
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