Cards place Westbrook on DL, recall Carlos Martinez

10:23 AM, Aug 23, 2013   |    comments
Jake Westbrook. The right-hander was charged with seven runs -- six earned -- on eight hits and five walks, falling to 7-8 with a 4.35 ERA in 18 games (17 starts) this season.
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(KSDK Sports) - The question of whether Jake Westbrook will start on Monday has been answered.  He will not.  Today, the Cardinals placed right-handed pitcher Jake Westbrook (lower back strain) on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 22, and recalled right-handed pitcher Carlos Martinez from Memphis (AAA).

Martinez, who made his first Major League start on August 8 vs. the Dodgers, is 0-1 in 11 games (one start) for the Cardinals.

The 21-year-old rookie has fanned 13 batters in his 16.0 innings pitched for St. Louis. Martinez has compiled a 5-3 mark with a 2.66 ERA in his 12 games started at Memphis.

His most recent start for the triple-A Redbirds came last Sunday (August 18) vs. Omaha when he struck out six in 4.0 innings.

Martinez wears uniform # 62.

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