Jake Westbrook RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jake Westbrook is retiring

    Hardball Talk "Jake Westbrook was pulled from the Cardinals’ rotation down the stretch and had his $9.75 million option for 2014 declined, and now the 36-year-old right-hander is retiring after 13 seasons in the majors. Westbrook broke the news to local reporter Rob Rains, saying: “The interest that I was..." February 14

  • Cardinals decline Jake Westbrook’s option for 2014

    Hardball Talk "Jake Westbrook completely fell out of the Cardinals’ plans by getting hurt and pitching terribly, and not surprisingly the team declined his $9.5 million option. He’ll get a $1 million buyout instead, according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Westbrook made $9.75 million this..." October 31

  • Cardinals place Jake Westbrook on disabled list

    CBSSports.com "The St. Louis Cardinals have placed starting pitcher Jake Westbrook on the 15-day disabled list due to a lower back strain the club announced Friday afternoon. As a corresponding move right-handed pitcher Carlos Martinez has gotten the call from Triple-A Memphis. The Cardinals have announced..." August 23

  • Struggling Westbrook will start Wednesday

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Struggling Jake Westbrook will remain in the Cardinals’ rotation said manager Mike Matheny with Westbrook taking his scheduled turn on Wednesday in Milwaukee. Westbrook has allowed 29 hits and 24 earned runs in his last 21 1/3 innings over four appearances one of them in relief. He allowed six..." August 18

  • Friday return likely for Cards' Jake Westbrook

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Sinkerballer Jake Westbrook completed what is expected to be his final rehab start Sunday evening with Class A Peoria. Westbrook breezed through seven innings at the Cardinals’ affiliate on 76 pitches. Westbrook was economical in his early innings and allowed one run on four hits. He struck out..." June 10

  • Westbrook starts rehab

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Sinkerballer Jake Westbrook began what is expected to be a two-start climb back to the major-league rotation with 60 pitches and 3 2/3 innings Tuesday night at Class AA Springfield. "I felt pretty good," Westbrook said from Springfield, Mo. "It was good to get up four times, get into the fourth..." June 05

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    Also on the injury front: Jake Westbrook expected to go get second opinion on elbow (likely Dr. James Andrews) next week.

  • Westbrook starts over in return from elbow injury

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Third baseman David Freese was back in the Cardinals’ lineup Friday and righthander Jake Westbrook, on the disabled list with right elbow inflammation, was back in the field, too. But Westbrook did very little. After the Cardinals pushed the envelope a bit when they had Westbrook try a session..." May 25

  • Cards' Jake Westbrook has more elbow discomfort

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Sports Illustrated has had a writer and photographer in town the last few days to do a potential cover story on the Cardinals’ rotation, which has had by far the best earned run average in the majors (2.38 before Friday) although one member of that rotation, veteran righthander Jake Westbrook,..." May 18

  • Westbrook on DL with sore elbow; Gast to start Tuesday

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals’ starting pitching, which had posted a major league best 2.11 earned run average, took its first hit this year when veteran righthander Jake Westbrook was placed on the 15-day disabled list this morning with right elbow inflammation. Westbrook, 2-1 with a 1.62 earned run average,..." May 12

  • Cards, Westbrook hammer Reds 10-0

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals pounded out 14 hits, including four home runs, as they closed out a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds with a 10-0 win on Wednesday afternoon at Busch Stadium. Jake Westbrook allowed just five hits in pitching the fourth shutout of his career, and his first since August..." April 10

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    Jake Westbrook, Carlos Beltran injured in spring game

  • Today in Cards camp: Westbrook, Lynn, Wacha throw

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Two members of the projected Cardinals’ rotation, Jake Westbrook and Lance Lynn, will be among those throwing batting practice to Cardinals’ hitters today but the final tosser may draw the most attention. Righthander Michael Wacha, who skyrocketed through the system after being taken in the..." February 17