ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Right-hander Jake Westbrook decided to stay
with the St. Louis Cardinals, agreeing to a two-year contract.
The 33-year-old was acquired from Cleveland on July 31 and was
4-4 with a 3.48 ERA in 12 starts for the Cardinals. Overall, he was
10-11 with a 4.22 ERA for the Cardinals and Indians.
A 2004 AL All-Star, Westbrook has a 73-75 career record with a
4.29 ERA in 10 major league seasons. He pitched three games for the
New York Yankees as a rookie in 2000, then spent his entire career
with Cleveland before this year's trade.
His new contract, announced Tuesday at the general managers'
meetings, includes a mutual option for 2013.