Daily Notes for Monday: Masterson a high-risk option

Updated: April 19, 2009, 3:29 PM ET
By Adam Madison | Special to ESPN.com

Filling in for the injured Daisuke Matsuzaka, Justin Masterson will make his first start of the season against the Orioles. Currently second in the AL in on-base percentage, the Orioles' offense is off to a quick start, so Masterson will be tested. Monday will also see the major league debut of Jordan Zimmermann, the top Nationals prospect and one of the top pitching prospects in the majors. He's expected to provide youth and potential to a team in dire need of it, but he gets a stiff welcome ...

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