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The St. Louis Cardinals are cruising. With injuries to Chris Carpenter (he my not even come back) and Jake Westbrook, St. Louis has still managed to boast one of the best pitching staffs in baseball. And they could get better as Westbrook nears his return. He is scheduled to start throwing again on Friday says Jennifer Langosch of MLB.com.
Jake Westbrook (right elbow inflammation) hopes to resume throwing by the end of the week. His target date is Friday. #STLCards
— Jenifer Langosch (@LangoschMLB) May 15, 2013
Westbrook was placed on the disabled list earlier this week with inflammation in his right elbow. The 35-year old veteran starter would like to start light throwing so that he can work himself back to a spot in which he can go out on a rehab assignment as soon as possible. The Cardinals and Westbrook would like for the DL stint to be only for the minimum 15 days.
The loss of Westbrook is a tough one (but only short-term, hopefully) for the Cardinals considering how well he's performed this season. As long as there aren't any setbacks, St. Louis shouldn't be hurt too badly by Westbrook's trip to the DL, but they will miss his sparkling 1.66 ERA. Over six starts this season, he has not allowed a single home run. That's dominance.
In his career, Westbrook is 100-96 with a 4.24 ERA. He has pitched in the Majors for 13 seasons now. This is his fourth season in St. Louis. Since Westbrook was placed on the DL May 12th, he would be eligible to return May 27th.
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