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Jake Westbrook to pay a visit Dr. Andrews

May 27, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

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Poor Dr. Andrews. No one ever wants to visit him. And everyone who does is sad. Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Cardinals starter Jake Westbrook will be going to see the good doctor later today.

Westbrook has had lingering discomfort in his right elbow. Hummel notes that he’s fine just playing catch but that throwing from the mound is problematic. For his part, Westbrook says it’s “weird” but that he thinks he’s “structurally sound.” Guess we’ll know after his visit.

All of this stinks too given that Westbrook had a 1.62 ERA in 39 innings before going down. Was really looking sharp.  Here’s hoping for good news.

  1. forsch31 - May 27, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    According to the Post-Dispatch, Westbrook has now cancelled his visit to Dr. Andrews after a throwing session this morning and feeling no pain: http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball/professional/cardinal-beat/westbrook-cancels-second-opinion-while-wacha-waits/article_22a5d2e0-a37a-50ae-a026-c0168b337178.html

    Also, Wacha may or may not be called up for Thursday’s game–they’re considering a bullpen start. So, even if Wacha were called up, it’d probably only be for a spot start. The Cardinals are reportedly being very careful still with Wacha’s innings.

  2. okwhitefalcon - May 27, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Marte up, Martinez down.

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