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Jake Westbrook retires from baseball

getty After failing to land a contract this winter, pitcher Jake Westbrook has announced his retirement from baseball. Westbrook, 36, spent 13 seasons in the majors and will finish his career with a 105-103 record and a 4.32 ERA. “The interest that I was getting wasn’t significant enough for me to go through the grind of another year and be away from my family,” Westbrook told...
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals decline option on Jake Westbrook

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals declined their 9.5 million option for next season on pitcher Jake Westbrook, who was not on their postseason roster after battling elbow and back injuries much of the year. The 36-year-old Westbrook, who was 7-8 with a 4.63 ERA, gets a 1 million buyout. The sinkerballer appeared in 21 games, all but two of them starts. He was barely used late...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals rumors: Jake Westbrook unlikely to return

Over the weekend, left-hander Jake Westbrook took the mound for what could have been his last appearance as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals. While nothing is definite, the 36-year-old told Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that it’s “tough seeing” a scenario in which he rejoins the team for the 2014 campaign. “Just the fact that you don’t really know...
Via MLB Injury News
October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Jake Westbrook start a nice gesture, but not worth losing home-field advantage

The St. Louis Cardinals have starting pitcher Jake Westbrook to thank for helping them win the National League Central Division this season and make the playoffs in each of the last three years, but an attempt to recognize him for those contributions could cost them dearly in October. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny announced before Saturday’s game that Westbrook would start the...
Via i70baseball
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

What will the Cardinals do with Jake Westbrook?

Jake Westbrook is eligible to come off the D.L. today and, according to Bernie Miklasz, the Cardinals are suggesting he could return to the rotation. Miklasz goes on to suggest that, if Westbrook replaces anyone in the rotation, it should be Lance Lynn and, after another clunker last night, I would tend to agree with him. However, its not like Westbrook was tearing it up before...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals will be fine, maybe better, without Jake Westbrook

The St. Louis Cardinals have used 10 different starting pitchers in the first four-and-a-half months of the 2013 season, and they will now likely have to play the rest of the season without Jake Westbrook, who started the pitching carousel when he originally went on the disabled list in May with elbow inflammation. However, the Cardinals have shown they can withstand injuries to...
Via i70baseball
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Jake Westbrook looks sharp in rehab outing. Decision looms on starting rotation.

Jake Westbrook pitched 7 strong innings for low A Peoria on Sunday and looks ready to return to the rotation, which means the Cardinals have a difficult decision to make.  Should Westbrook replace Tyler Lyons or Michael Wacha when he returns? Last week, I made the case for keeping Lyons in the rotation.  However, since then, Lyons has had another clunker of a start and now I&...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
June 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Westbrook gets positive results from rehab start

ST. LOUIS Jake Westbrook believes one more will do it. "Everything felt good" the rehabbing Cardinals starter told reporters via conference call after his Tuesday night start with the Cardinals Double-A team in Springfield, Mo. He added that one more rehab assignment should be all he needs before returning to the rotation in St. Louis. Westbrook, who is in the process...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals starter Jake Westbrook is under-appreciated in St. Louis

St. Louis Cardinals' starter Jake Westbrook was magnificent on the hill while shutting out the talented and explosive Cincinnati Reds offense in the Cardinals' 10-0. Westbrook went the distance and dispatched the Reds with ease, giving the Cardinals the series victory and the team's bullpen a much needed extra day off. It was the second gutsy performance in two tries...
Via STLSportsMinute
April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Westbrook shut down with pain in oblique

CHICAGO Cardinals pitcher Jake Westbrook had to cut short a bullpen session after just ten pitches Saturday due to renewed discomfort in his right side. Westbrook, out since straining his right oblique on Sept. 8, had hoped to return to the Cardinals rotation sometime this week. Instead, he may be done for the season. "It's terrible timing," Westbrook said. "...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
September 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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