Justin Masterson to join bullpen

Updated: September 24, 2013, 10:57 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- The Indians have their ace back for the postseason push. All-Star starter Justin Masterson is returning in relief.

Masterson, sidelined since Sept. 2 with a strained oblique muscle, has been cleared to pitch and could be on the mound as early as Wednesday night against the Chicago White Sox as the Indians try to hold onto one of the AL's two wild-card spots.

It's unlikely Masterson will start again this year unless the Indians play deep into October, but manager Terry ...

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