Westbrook staying a Card
Posted: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 1:55 pm
By: By RONALD BLUM, AP Sports Writer
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Right-hander Jake Westbrook decided to stay with the St. Louis Cardinals, agreeing Tuesday to a $16.5 million, two-year contract.
His deal, the first for a starting free-agent pitcher this offseason, includes an $8.5 million mutual option for 2013.
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.