|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||70.00||3.00||6.00||0.00||4.50||1.50||32.00||27.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 49.1||0||0|| 6.93||0||25||16|
|vs RHB|| 67.1||0||0|| 2.94||0||25||28|
|Last 10 Games|
|Jake Westbrook calls it quits |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(2/14/14) Veteran right-hander Jake Westbrook, who has garnered little attention this offseason in free agency, has announced his retirement at age 36.
Westbrook lost his starting spot with the Cardinals last August due to a strained back and never got it back. He finished the season at 7-8 with a 4.63 ERA.
One of the top sinkerball pitchers in the game with Cleveland and St. Louis, he concludes his career with a 105-103 record and 4.32 ERA.
|Cleveland not interested in signing Jake Westbrook |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(12/31/13) The Indians don't have any interest in bringing pitcher Jake Westbrook on a minor-league deal to compete for the team's last spot in the rotation, according to The Plain Dealer. Westbrook made 19 starts and two relief appearances last season, posting a 7-8 record with a 4.63 ERA.
|Cardinals to decline Jake Westbrook's option |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(10/31/13) According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals will decline to exercise the 2014 option on starting pitcher Jake Westbrook .
The 36-year-old made 19 starts and two relief appearances this season, and he turned in a 7-8 record with a 4.63 ERA.
|Jake Westbrook pitches scoreless inning in final start |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(9/29/13) Drawing what's likely to be his final start with the Cardinals, pitcher Jake Westbrook pitched a scoreless first inning before being removed in his team's 4-0 win over the Cubs Sunday.
Westbrook, who is a free agent this offseason, ends his 2013 season with a 7-8 record, 4.63 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 44:50 K:BB ratio in 116 2/3 innings.
|Jake Westbrook starting Sunday for Cardinals |
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(9/28/13) Cardinals manager Mike Matheny announced Saturday that starter Jake Westbrook will toe the rubber in the final game of the regular season Sunday against the Cubs, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Matheny wants to recognize Westbrook for his contributions.
St. Louis won the National League central division, though Westbrook did not pitch well this year. He has compiled a 7-8 record with a 4.67 ERA and 1.57 WHIP in 20 apperances, including 18 starts.
|In retrospect, the Cardinals would have been better off sticking with Michael Wacha. Jake Westbrook had a 1.62 ERA in six starts when he went on the DL with discomfort in his right elbow in May, so naturally, he got his job back when he returned in mid-June. And though he wasn't all bad thereafter, his ERA steadily climbed to the 4.50 range until the Cardinals, realizing they didn't owe him anything beyond 2013, turned his job back over to Wacha in September, allowing the rookie to become one of the biggest stars of the postseason. So where does that leave Westbrook? Well, he won't be coming back to St. Louis, most likely. Wherever he lands, he'll have to compete for a rotation spot this spring and will be little more than a placeholder even if he wins it. Never much of a bat-misser and no longer so durable now that he's in his late 30s, he's only worth drafting if you're desperate for another starting pitcher in either an AL- or NL-only format.
(Updated 1/6/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|9/17/14||MIL||8:15 pm||Mike Fiers|
|9/18/14||MIL||8:15 pm||Kyle Lohse|
|9/19/14||CIN||8:15 pm||David Holmberg|
|9/20/14||CIN||7:15 pm||Mike Leake|
|9/21/14||CIN||8:05 pm||Alfredo Simon|
|9/22/14||@ CHC||8:05 pm||Jake Arrieta|
|9/23/14||@ CHC||8:05 pm||Kyle Hendricks|
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