Indians activate Westbrook off disabled list
Westbrook, 30, made two minor league rehab starts before being activated. His return comes five days after right-hander Fausto Carmona went on the DL with a strained hip. Carmona is expected to miss four weeks. The Indians will go with a rotation of Westbrook, left-handers C.C. Sabathia, Cliff Lee and Aaron Laffey and right-hander Paul Byrd.
Right-hander Jorge Julio, who made the team as a non-roster invitee in spring training, was designated for assignment. He had no record and a 5.60 ERA in 15 relief appearances.
Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press
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