Justin Masterson's side improving

Updated: September 20, 2013, 6:43 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Unable to help his teammates in their playoff push, Justin Masterson might be able to pitch in October if the Indians get there.

Masterson threw a 33-pitch bullpen session on Friday, and the All-Star right-hander said the side injury that has sidelined him for the past few weeks has improved.

"It went great," said Masterson, who strained an oblique during a Sept. 2 start against Baltimore. "I was really happy with it. I was able to mix in all my pitches. I felt real ...

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