Nicholas Allen Masset (born May 17, 1982) is a right-handed relief pitcher for Major League Baseball's Cincinnati Reds. He was selected in the eighth round of the 2000 entry draft by the Texas Rangers. After graduating from Pinellas Park High School, Masset attended St. Petersburg Junior College prior to entering the Rangers farm system in 2001.
Masset had minor league stints with the Single-A Stockton Ports, Double-A Frisco RoughRiders and Triple-A Oklahoma RedHawks prior to his first call-up in June 2006.
Chicago White Sox
Masset was traded to the Chicago White Sox on December 23, 2006, along with John Danks and Jacob Rasner for Brandon McCarthy and David Paisano.
On July 31, 2008, Masset, along with infielder Danny Richar were both traded to the Cincinnati Reds for Ken Griffey Jr.. On September 12, 2012, Masset underwent right shoulder surgery. He was placed on injured reserve for the 2012 season and began the 2013 season on the 60-day disabled list.
Masset married his wife, Jennah, in January 2010.
Reds Pitcher Nick Masset Warming Up Before his Spring Training Start
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Nick Masset warms up in the bullpen before his Grapefruit League start against the Yankees at Tampa's Legends Field on March 10, 2009.
Cincinnati Reds Caravan in Louisville, Ky Reds pitcher Nick Masset
Cincinnati Reds Caravan in Louisville, Ky Reds pitcher Nick Masset.
Nick Masset taking a dip of chewing tobacco
Reds pitcher Nick Masset takes a dip of chew in the Red dugout and licks his fingers afterwards. Very hot!
Reds spring training with Homer Bailey, Nick Masset, Daniel Ray Herrera
The Reds continue their workouts at spring training with more live batting practice. Shown are Homer Bailey, Nick Masset and Daniel Ray Herrera.
2012 Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Parade with Masset and Latos
This video shows Cincinnati Reds pitchers Nick Masset and Mat Latos in the 2012 Findlay Market Opening Day Parade.
The recordings of the late Ananda Masset
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David Bell talks after 5-3 win over Mud Hens
David Bell talks Nick Masset, Todd Redmond and Mike Costanzo following a 5-3 win over the Toledo Mud Hens.
Dusty Baker Visits the Mound
Padres won 3-2 with two out in the 9th (Wednesday, 13 April 2011), as Orlando Hudson singled in Nick Hundley on the first pitch from Nick Masset.
2012 Cincinnati Reds Caravan
2012 Cincinnati Reds Caravan featuring Billy Hamilton, Todd Frazier, Nick Masset, Jeff Brantley and Dusty Baker.
reds cardinals 5/9/09
the reds' nick masset comes on in the bottom of the ninth to close out an 8-3 win over the cards.
Wed, 22 May 2013 09:48:56 -0700
31-year-old right-hander Nick Masset was moved to the 60-day DL last month, and he continues to be plagued with right shoulder issues that caused him to miss last season as well. Hopefully Masset doesn't fall victim to the same result this year, but ...
Sat, 15 Jun 2013 13:11:15 -0700
Normally putting a rookie starter with high future upside in the bullpen instead of sending him back down to Triple-A to continue starting wouldn't be considered, but the Reds' bullpen is badly banged up -- Jonathan Broxton, Nick Masset and Sean ...
Sat, 15 Jun 2013 14:05:05 -0700
It's the right-hander's second stint with the Reds; he made an emergency start in place of Johnny Cueto on June 5. Broxton was unavailable for comment before Saturday's game. With Broxton, Marshall and Nick Masset on the disabled list, the team has $11 ...
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Mon, 10 Jun 2013 04:50:29 -0700
Citing that Nick Masset is on the DL and even attempting to imply his absence is a huge factor is mind-numbing. Masset hasn't pitched a meaningful inning as a Red since 2011. The absence of Sean Marshall, on the other hand, does have a profound effect ...
Fri, 31 May 2013 10:00:36 -0700
April 18, 2011. Nick Masset pitching to Chris Snyder. 0-0 count, 79-mph slider. Home plate umpire: Chad Fairchild. Right here, you've got Masset, who's got a hammer. It's a big curveball. And there's guys on base, so I'm set up to block, first. See how ...
Thu, 23 May 2013 07:02:40 -0700
The Reds will see some salary relief in the form of Bronson Arroyo's $6.5 million coming off the books. Nick Masset's $3.5 million contract will also run out and Joey Votto's salary will decrease from the $17 million he made in 2013, down to $10 ...
Tue, 28 May 2013 14:09:15 -0700
Reds -- OF Chris Heisey (right hamstring), OF Ryan Ludwick (right shoulder), LHP Sean Marshall (left shoulder) and RHP Nick Masset (right shoulder) are on the disabled list. Next: Tampa Bay arrives Friday for a three-game series at Progressive Field.
Tue, 21 May 2013 20:43:36 -0700
The Reds have more or less moved on from former bullpen workhorse Nick Masset, who didn't pitch at all in 2012 due to a shoulder injury and hasn't pitched in 2013 either. Masset had an effective career with the Reds (3.07 ERA in 241 games). He is in ...
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