After learning that Jaime Garcia was going to be out for the remainder of the season after he undergoes shoulder surgery later this week, the St. Louis Cardinals were hoping for some good news from their other starter who is on the disabled list, Jake Westbrook.
Westbrook, who is 2-1 with a 1.62 ERA in six starts this season, has been on the disabled list since May 9 with scar tissue build-up in his surgically repaired right elbow. Westbrook was slated to throw a bullpen session on Wednesday and if things went well, the hope was to have him back on the bump sooner rather than later to help the rotation get back to as close to full strength as possible.
Unfortunately, the bullpen session did not go well.
Jake Westbrook had to stop throwing after 20 pitches. Said elbow did not feel right. Not sure what next step will be.
— Jenifer Langosch (@LangoschMLB) May 23, 2013
The setback certainly is bad news for the Cardinals, who were hoping not only for Westbrook to return to stab...