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Cardinals | Jake Westbrook to DL

St. Louis Cardinals SP Jake Westbrook (elbow) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, May 12, with right elbow inflammation. Westbrook originally felt discomfort during his start May 8 in Wrigley Field, though the team gave him a couple days to determine if it persisted. "It's really not that big of a deal," general manager John Mozeliak said Sunday. "Didn't want to push it. Didn't want it to become a big problem." The Cardinals purchased the contract of SP John Gast from Triple-A Memphis, and he will start Tuesday, May 14, against the New York Mets.

Fantasy Tip: All indications are this injury won't be anything as severe as the Chris Carpenter or Jason Motte season-ending injuries were, although Carpenter wants to return as a reliever. The Cardinals will definitely miss Westbrook's 2-1 record and 1.62 earned run average, but fantasy owners should expect Westbrook back by the end of May.

2013-05-13 00:34:26 | Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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