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Indians lose Westbrook for season because of elbow surgery

Updated: June 8, 2008, 12:52 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- Cleveland Indians starter Jake Westbrook will have surgery on his right elbow, sidelining him for the rest of the season.

Westbrook was placed on the disabled list Tuesday, retroactive to May 29, and Indians trainer Lonnie Soloff said Saturday he will have surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in the next week or two.

"If you pitch long enough at a high level, you are going to experience some kind of an arm breakdown, whether it is your shoulder or your ...

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