The Red Sox roll the dice with Colon over Masterson

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1. Colon the right choice?

The Boston Red Sox appear to have a legitimate young right-hander in Justin Masterson, who looked very sharp in his first two major league outings. Still, Boston sent him down to the minors Tuesday after he beat the Royals. Masterson's second call-up this season was intentionally short-lived because right-hander Bartolo Colon was called up the next day to take the fifth spot in the rotation -- at least for now.