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Earlier this week it was speculated that right-handed starting pitcher Jake Westbrook could rejoin the St. Louis Cardinals' rotation on Friday. It's since been confirmed, as Westbrook is slated to take the mound Friday against the Miami Marlins, according to Derrick Goold of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
While it's clear that Westbrook will rejoin the Cardinals' rotation, it's not yet determined who's spot he will take on the team's roster. This will likely come down to Tyler Lyons and Michael Wacha, but general manager John Mozeliak indicated a decision has yet to be made.
“I think we haven’t decided yet what the next step is,”
general manager John Mozeliak said. “I think the way we’re looking at our
rotation and our pitching right now is really day by day and see how things go.
Hopefully, Jake gives us a good start and then we’ll cross the next bridge when
we have to.”
Westbrook has been on the disabled list for the past month with irritation in his throwing elbow. He was on track to return much earlier than Friday, but he experienced a setback involving the buildup of scar tissue in his elbow.
Prior to hitting the DL, Westbrook was 2-1 with a 1.62 ERA over six starts for the Cardinals. While his ERA is impressive, his peripherals show a different story, as the 35-year-old is sporting a WHIP of 1.462, has allowed 39 hits in the 39 innings pitched and has only maintained a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 1.06.
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ER 4 0 ...
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