Westbrook adjusting after surgery
Right elbow had long been sore before pain became too much
CLEVELAND -- The right elbow soreness that eventually required Tommy John ligament replacement surgery bothered Indians pitcher Jake Westbrook for a full year."It's just something that I was able to manage," Westbrook said Sunday, his right arm dangling in a sling. Westbrook wasn't able to manage it after his May 28 start against the White Sox. That start was Westbrook's return from a month-long absence due to a strained muscle on his left side, and it would prove to be his last start for a long, long while.
Anthony Castrovince is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.