The Westbrook watch continues
I’ve really got nothing for you on Jake Westbrook, other than to restate what you already know — he visited specialist Dr. Lewis Yocum in California today to get his sore right elbow looked at.
Head athletic trainer Lonnie Soloff joined Westbrook on the visit and is expected to be back with the team either tonight or tomorrow morning in Detroit. Soloff will update the media on Westbrook’s condition either Saturday or Sunday, depending on when the results of the tests administered on Westbrook today come back.
I’m not going out on a limb to suggest Westbrook could be out for a while. It was rare for the Indians to not only place him on the DL but to also line up an MRI and a second opinion from a specialist like Yocum, all in the same day. I think that speaks to how serious an injury this might be. But we’ll have more concrete information in the next couple days.