Westbrook headed back to DL
Jake Westbrook will not make tomorrow night’s start, as scheduled. He will instead be placed on the disabled list for the second time this season — this time with right elbow inflammation. According to Jeff Sibel of the Indians’ media relations department, Westbrook felt soreness in his elbow after his first start back from the DL last Wednesday, he tried to play catch the last few days and the elbow hasn’t responded well.
The Indians will make a corresponding roster move to bring up somebody to make Tuesday night’s start. It definitely won’t be Jeremy Sowers, who just started last night for Triple-A Buffalo, so this one’s a total toss-up. Josh Tomlin is the Bisons’ currently scheduled starter for Tuesday. He was just recently promoted from Class A Kinston because of the rash of injuries in the Triple-A rotation. Frank Herrmann is next up in the Double-A Akron rotation. The Indians might have to go with a host of relievers tomorrow, given their options down on the farm.
Obviously, this development comes as a surprise, and it will be interesting to see who gets tomorrow’s call.