Found May 13, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The St. Louis Cardinals have placed right-handed starting pitcher Jake Westbrook on the 15-day disabled list due to inflammation in his throwing elbow, according to Jenifer Langosch of When elbows are involved, it’s easy to get alarmed. However, Westbrook doesn’t believe the issue is anything to get overly worried about. "I don't think it is anything to be super alarmed about," Westbrook said. "It's inflamed right now. It's a precautionary type of DL stint. Hopefully, we'll knock it out." General manager John Mozeliak seconded that belief, as he told reporters that the move was more of a precaution than anything. The GM added that it’s “really not that big of a deal.” Over six starts for the Cardinals, Westbrook has maintained an impressive ERA of 1.62 over 39 innings. Still, his peripherals aren’t as rosy, as he’s only mustered a 1.06 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.462. The Cardinals have recalled left-hander John Gast from Triple-A to take the mound Tuesday in place of Westbrook. It will mark the 24-year-old’s major league debut. So far this season, Gast has posted a miniscule 1.16 ERA over seven starts in the minors. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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