|Indians place Westbrook on 15-day DL|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 22 April 2008 09:28|
Westbrook, one of the few players the defending AL Central champions could count on so far this season, is 1-2 with a 2.73 ERA. This will be his fifth career trip to the DL.
The Indians have lost eight of 11 as they open a three-game series in Kansas City. Cleveland's offense has been awful as the club is batting an AL-low .235. The pitching hasn't much better. Closer Joe Borowski is on the DL with arm soreness and Cy Young winner C.C. Sabathia will take an 0-3 record into his start Tuesday night against the Royals.
The team also recalled outfielder Ben Francisco from Triple-A Buffalo. One of the last players sent to the minors at spring training, he was batting .208 with three RBIs in 18 games for the Bisons.
Cleveland has been going with a platoon in left field, but both Jason Michaels and David Dellucci have started slowly.