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Cardinals ink Westbrook for 2013

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The St. Louis Cardinals have kept their current pitching rotation in tact for 2013, with a contract extension for veteran right-handed pitcher Jake Westbrook.

Jake Westbrook (photo by Royalbroil via wikipedia commons)

The two sides agreee to a $9.75 million, one-year contract.

Jack Westbrook (courtesy MLBpressbox.com)

The 34-year-old Athens, Georgia native, who has a 12-9 record with an ERA of 3.50.

Westbrook, who has also played for the Yankees and Cleveland, has a 97-93 record with an ERA of 4.26 with 910 strikeouts.

He was a 2004 All-Star and a 2011 World Series champion.

 

Info compiled from MLBpressbox.com & St. Louis Cardinals

 

 

 

Phillips leaves game against Cardinals with hamstring cramp

 

Brandon Phillips (2009 photo by Rdikeman via wikipedia commons)

Cincinnati Reds All-Star second baseman left Monday’s 7-1 loss to the Cardinals before the sixth inning due to a cramp in his left hamstring.

With the Reds batting in the bottom of the fifth inning, Phillips, scored from first base after the next batter Zack Cozart, lined a single off of pitcher Jake Westbrook’s glove and Phillips scored all the way from first base after the pitcher’s throw sailed over the first baseman’s head and down the right field line.

Phillips was 1-for-3 in Monday’s game and is hitting .267 through four games as the leadoff batter.

 

 

Info compiled from Radio, TV, Cincinnati Reds & MLB news

 

Cardinals lose Wainwright to injured right elbow

Before the start of the current spring training period, the St. Louis Cardinals had one of the top three pitching staffs in the National League with Chris Carpenter, Kyle Lohse, Jaime Garcia, Adam Wainwright and Jake Westbrook. All of them with the exception of Wainwright have had arm surgery at some point in their careers.

Now, Wainwright can be added to that list.

Adam Wainwright (file photo)

The Cardinals ace starting pitcher will be getting another opinion on his injured right elbow, which the team fears will require reconstructive surgery.

The 6-foot-7 Wainwright went 20-11 with a 2.42 ERA last season.

A 20-game winner and runner-up for the National League Cy Young Award last year, has been undergoing tests with team physician George Paletta.

compiled from staff, MLB & St. Louis Cardinals news

Cleveland Indians Update: Friday, Saturday results and Trades

Friday

Cleveland at Toronto

Jose Bautista belted a grand slam, his major-league leading 31st homer, Fred Lewis hit a solo shot and the Toronto Blue Jays hammered the Cleveland Indians 8-1. It was their sixth win in seven games.

Bautista went 3 for 3 and walked twice before being lifted for a pinch-runner in the eighth inning.

Jose Bautista Toronto (mlb)

Toronto has homered in 11 consecutive games, hitting 27 over that span, and lead the major leagues with 157, including league highs at home (87) and in July (42).

Bautista leads the majors with 11 homers in July. Nineteen of his homers in 2010 have come at the Rogers Centre.

Toronto’s Shaun Marcum (10-4) was the winner and Cleveland’s Justin Masterson (3-10) is the loser.

Saturday

Cleveland at Toronto

Shin-Soo Choo doubled home the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and Cleveland beat Toronto 2-1 to snap a three-game losing streak.

Josh Tomlin, who beat the New York Yankees in his major league debut on Tuesday, followed that outing up by allowing only one run in 5 1/3 innings.

Shin-Soo Choo Cleveland (mlb)

Jensen Lewis (3-2) worked one inning of relief for the win, Joe Smith pitched 1 2/3 shutout innings and Chris Perez survived a bases-loaded jam in the ninth to earn his 11th save.

The loss snapped the Blue Jays’ four-game winning streak.

TRADES

* The Indians sent their closer Kerry Wood to the New York Yankees on Saturday, shortly after bring him off the disabled list.

The 33-year-old Wood, gives the Yankees another hard-throwing setup man alongside Joba Chamberlain before getting to closer Mariano Rivera.

Wood was 1-4 with a 6.30 ERA and eight saves in 23 relief appearances for Cleveland.

The Indians have until October 15 to decide whether to select a player from a list or take cash.

The Tribe called up Jeanmar Gomez to replace Wood.

* The Indians traded away popular pitcher Jake Westbrook to the St. Louis Cardinals in a trade that also included the San Diego Padres.

Westbrook was scratched from his start in Toronto and headed for a flight to St. Louis. He said he was sad to leave Cleveland, his home since 2001.

A 2004 All-Star pitcher, the 32-year-old right-handed Westbrook was 6-7 with a 4.65 ERA in 21 starts in 2010. He has a 10 year major league record of 69-71.

The Indians received Double-A pitcher Corey Kluber from San Diego. the 24-year-old right-hander was 6-6 with a 3.45 ERA at Double-A and led the Texas League in strikeouts. He will be assigned to Double-A Akron.

Cleveland recalled outfielder Jordan Brown from Triple-A Columbus. The 26-year-old Brown was hitting .309 with 63 RBI’s and is deadly when he bats with the bases loaded.

compiled from staff, wire and MLB news

MLB:CLEVELAND INDIANS AND CINCINNATI REDS (Monday)

 

New York Yankees at Cleveland Indians

 

Curtis Granderson hit a two-run homer in New York’s 3-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.

Columbus, Ohio native and former Ohio State baseball star, Nick Swisher also homered for the hot Yankees who are 16-5 in the month of July.

Curtis Granderson (mlb)

Nick Swisher (mlb)

Granderson, not normally a home run hitter, connected with one out in the eighth inning off Jake Westbrook (6-7), who was holding up a 2-1 Cleveland lead. Jorge Posada reached on a one-out single before Granderson hit his game-winner before a crowd of 27,224 in Progessive Field hoping to see history.

The history we’re talking about is Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez who is one shy of 600 career homers. He went hitless in three at bats against Jake Westbrook last night.

The mild-mannered Westbrook may be in his last days in Cleveland. The Indians may try to trade him before Saturday’s trade deadline. He gave up three runs and four hits in eight innings of pitching.

Cincinnati at Milwaukee

 

Milwaukee outfielder Jim Edmonds has several bumps, bruises and aches and should retire, but says he;ll go until he can’t play anymore.

Edmonds, always a clutch player throughout his career, homered off Bronson Arroyo as a pinch-hitter with two outs in the eighth inning Monday, rallying the Milwaukee Brewers past the Cincinnati Reds, 3-2.

Jim Edmonds (mlb)

Edmonds recent injury has caused him not to play the field since his right Achilles’ tendon tightened up Saturday night.

Rickie Weeks added a two-run homer in the third inning as Milwaukee won its fifth game in a row after trailing 2-0 early.

Arroyo (10-6) was staked to a 2-0 lead in the second inning on a Ryan Hanigan two-run single.

Milwaukee first baseman Prince Fielder played in his 286th straight game, longest streak in franchise history.

compiled from staff and wire reports

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