CLEVELAND (AP) -Indians starter Jake Westbrook left Wednesday night's game against Toronto in the second inning with abdominal tightness.
Westbrook threw a 2-1 pitch to Blue Jays catcher Sal Fasano, who fouled it off. The right-hander then stood on the mound as trainer Lonnie Soloff, manager Eric Wedge and pitching coach Carl Willis rushed out to see what was wrong.
After a brief conference, Westbrook headed to the dugout. The team described Westbrook's injury as ``left abdominal tightness.''
He was replaced by Fernando Cabrera.
Westbrook entered the game 1-2 with a 7.96 ERA. Earlier this season, he signed a three-year, $33 million contract extension through 2010.
Westbrook's setback comes just as the Indians are about to get Cliff Lee back. The left-hander has been sidelined with a strained abdominal muscle since the start of training camp and is expected to be activated on Thursday and start against the Blue Jays.
The 29-year-old Westbrook has been remarkably durable the past three years, making at least 30 starts and pitching no fewer than 210 innings each season. He hasn't been on the DL since 2002, when he sat out the final month with elbow inflammation.
If Westbrook has to miss any time, the Indians could recall right-hander Fausto Carmona from Triple-A Buffalo. The right-hander was optioned to the Bisons on Tuesday. In his last start, he pitched a career-high 8 1-3 innings in a win over Baltimore.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Opening 2018 World Series Odds The 2018 World Series opening odds have been released. Who is favored, who is the biggest challenger, and who is also in the mix?
Thumbnail Astros vs. Dodgers Pick Are the Houston Astros going to clinch their first-ever World Series title Wednesday night in Game 7 with an upset win at the Los Angeles Dodgers? Game time is...
Thumbnail Astros vs. Dodgers Pick Can the Houston Astros clinch their first-ever World Series title Tuesday night in Game 6 at the Los Angeles...
Thumbnail Dodgers vs. Astros Pick Are the Los Angeles Dodgers going to ride Clayton Kershaw to a victory over the host Houston Astros in a pivotal Game 5 of the World Series Sunday night? First pitch is at...
Thumbnail Dodgers vs. Astros Pick Are the Houston Astros going to win a third straight game over the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday night in Game 4 of the World Series? First pitch is at...

MLB Team Pages