|Oct. 31 2:36 PM PT3:36 PM MT4:36 PM CT5:36 PM ET17:36 HE21:36 GMT5:36 CST2:36 PM MST4:36 PM EST5:06 PM VEN1:36 UAE (+1)3:36 PM CT-The St. Louis Cardinals declined their $9.5 million option for next season on 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.
Analisis: The sinkerballer appeared in 21 games, all but two of them starts. He was barely used late in the year and got the start in the season finale as a nod to his contributions, working one scoreless inning. Westbrook is 105-103 for his career. He was 36-32 with a 4.27 ERA in three-plus seasons with St. Louis.
|Sep. 6 12:25 PM PT1:25 PM MT2:25 PM CT3:25 PM ET15:25 HE19:25 GMT3:25 CST12:25 PM MST2:25 PM EST2:55 PM VEN23:25 UAE2:25 PM CT-The St. Louis Cardinals activated pitcher Jake Westbrook from the 15-day disabled list Friday.
Analisis: The 35-year-old Westbrook went on the DL on Aug. 22 because of a lower back strain, and rejoined the roster Friday for a three-game series against NL Central-leading Pittsburgh.
|Ago. 23 1:28 PM PT2:28 PM MT3:28 PM CT4:28 PM ET16:28 HE20:28 GMT4:28 CST1:28 PM MST3:28 PM EST3:58 PM VEN0:28 UAE (+1)3:28 PM CT-Westbrook, who has struggled for several starts, is being placed on the 15-day disabled list by the St. Louis Cardinals because of a lower back strain. The move, announced on Friday, is retroactive to Thursday.
Analisis: In his last five starts, Westbrook has given up 30 earned runs in 26 innings. He was on the disabled list earlier this year with an elbow injury.
|Ago. 8 2:54 PM PT3:54 PM MT4:54 PM CT5:54 PM ET17:54 HE21:54 GMT5:54 CST2:54 PM MST4:54 PM EST5:24 PM VEN1:54 UAE (+1)4:54 PM CT-Westbrook gave up a career high-tying nine runs and 13 hits while pitching 4 2-3 innings of relief in Wednesday's 13-4 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Analisis: Westbrook's first relief appearance since April 19, 2004, was necessary after starter Shelby Miller was hit on the right elbow by a line drive. Westbrook (7-7, 4.11 ERA) is 0-3 with an 11.05 ERA in his last three games.
|Julio 30 10:10 AM PT11:10 AM MT12:10 PM CT1:10 PM ET13:10 HE17:10 GMT1:10 CST10:10 AM MST12:10 PM EST12:40 PM VEN21:10 UAE12:10 PM CT-Westbrook took his fifth loss, giving up four runs in five innings of a 9-2 defeat at Pittsburgh on Monday.
Analisis: Westbrook turned in four straight quality starts, winning three, prior to Monday's rough outing.
|Julio 25 10:20 AM PT11:20 AM MT12:20 PM CT1:20 PM ET13:20 HE17:20 GMT1:20 CST10:20 AM MST12:20 PM EST12:50 PM VEN21:20 UAE12:20 PM CT-Westbrook allowed three runs and nine hits in seven innings Wednesday in an 11-3 win over Philadelphia.
Analisis: Westbrook has been sensational at home, going 5-0 with a 1.28 ERA. He is, in contrast, 2-4 with a 4.50 ERA on the road.
|Julio 6 11:36 AM PT12:36 PM MT1:36 PM CT2:36 PM ET14:36 HE18:36 GMT2:36 CST11:36 AM MST1:36 PM EST2:06 PM VEN22:36 UAE1:36 PM CT-Westbrook worked seven strong innings in Friday's 4-1 win over Miami.
Analisis: Westbrook had a 9.00 ERA in his previous two starts.
|Mayo 12 10:18 AM PT11:18 AM MT12:18 PM CT1:18 PM ET13:18 HE17:18 GMT1:18 CST10:18 AM MST12:18 PM EST12:48 PM VEN21:18 UAE12:18 PM CT-St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha has been optioned to Triple-A Memphis to create a roster spot for Westbrook, who was activated as expected to start Friday's game at Miami.
Analisis: Westbrook went on the disabled list June 9 with elbow inflammation.
|Mayo 3 1:24 PM PT2:24 PM MT3:24 PM CT4:24 PM ET16:24 HE20:24 GMT4:24 CST1:24 PM MST3:24 PM EST3:54 PM VEN0:24 UAE (+1)3:24 PM CT-Westbrook allowed one run and six hits over six innings, earning the win during Thursday's 6-5 victory at Milwaukee.
Analisis: While Westbrook owns a major league-low 1.07 ERA, his WHIP sits at 1.40. Fantasy owners should expect some regression in the next couple weeks.
|Abr. 28 11:08 AM PT12:08 PM MT1:08 PM CT2:08 PM ET14:08 HE18:08 GMT2:08 CST11:08 AM MST1:08 PM EST1:38 PM VEN22:08 UAE1:08 PM CT-Westbrook struck out a season-high six and scattered six hits in Saturday's 5-3 loss to Pittsburgh to lower his ERA to 0.98 in five starts.
Analisis: He left after six innings with a 2-0 lead in search of his 100th career victory.
|Abr. 11 3:52 PM PT4:52 PM MT5:52 PM CT6:52 PM ET18:52 HE22:52 GMT6:52 CST3:52 PM MST5:52 PM EST6:22 PM VEN2:52 UAE (+1)5:52 PM CT-Westbrook finished a complete-game shutout in a 10-0 win over the Reds on Wednesday.
Analisis: Westbrook allowed just five hits and struck out three. He walked four and improved to 1-1 with a 0.00 ERA.
|Feb. 28 11:00 AM PT12:00 PM MT1:00 PM CT2:00 PM ET14:00 HE19:00 GMT3:00 CST12:00 PM MST2:00 PM EST2:30 PM VEN23:00 UAE1:00 PM CT-Westbrook left the St. Louis Cardinals' spring training game against the Miami Marlins on Thursday with a leg injury.
Analisis: Westbrook was hit on a leg by a grounder hit by Casey Kotchman leading off the second inning Thursday. The right-hander consulted with a trainer and flexed his left leg before walking to the dugout. Westbrook was making his first start of spring training. He went 13-11 last year but didn't pitch after Sept. 8 because of a strained right oblique.