• My Scores
  • NCAA FB
  • NHL
  • MLB
  • NFL
  • NBA
  • Golf

Cardinals place Jake Westbrook on disabled list

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Jake Westbrook has landed on the disabled list.
Jake Westbrook has landed on the disabled list. (USATSI)

More MLB: Scoreboard | Standings | Probable Pitchers | Sortable Stats | Odds

The St. Louis Cardinals have placed starting pitcher Jake Westbrook on the 15-day disabled list due to a lower back strain, the club announced Friday afternoon. As a corresponding move, right-handed pitcher Carlos Martinez has gotten the call from Triple-A Memphis.

The Cardinals have announced that lefty Tyler Lyons will take Westbrook's place in the rotation while Martinez is put in the bullpen.

Westbrook, 35, is 7-8 with a 4.49 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and has more walks (49) than strikeouts (43) this season. He's been awful of late, going 0-4 with a 9.69 ERA in his last five appearances.

Lyons is 2-4 with a 5.09 ERA this season.

Martinez, 21, has a 6.19 ERA in 11 games this season for the Cardinals. The highly touted prospect has a 2.66 ERA in 61 innings for Memphis this season.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

mlb Video

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Mens Kansas City Royals vs. San Francisco Giants Majestic Black 2014 MLB World Series Dueling Sweep Victory Roster T-Shirt

Kansas City Royals vs. San Francisco Giants
Get the Gear
Shop Now