Indians Players Honor Justin Masterson Following Trade

In a sign of respect, Cleveland Indians players honored starting pitcher Juston Masterson, who was dealt to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, by wearing their socks up near their knees. Masterson played parts of six seasons in Cleveland, winning a total of 48 games and earning an All-Star nod in 2013. 

He was widely respected around the clubhouse and in the city of Cleveland. Remember, Masterson came to the Indians in a 2009 deadline deal with the Boston Red Sox that sent then fan favorite Victor Martinez east.

Masterson, who was having a disastrous 2014 campaign with Cleveland prior to the deal, is known for wearing his socks high. It’s pretty cool to see his ex-teammates show a sign of respect by wearing their socks in the same way.

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