Cardinals place Westbrook on 15-day disabled list
May 12, 2013 at 12:02p ET
The Cardinals announced Sunday that right-handed pitcher Jake Westbrook will be placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 9, due to right elbow inflammation.
Left-handed pitcher John Gast will be purchased from Memphis (AAA) on Tuesday. Gast, who is 3-1 with a 1.16 ERA over six starts in Memphis will start against the New York Mets.
Westbrook was 2-1 with a 1.62 ERA over seven starts for the Cardinals. He led the National League in ERA after the month of April.
Gast, a sixth-round draft pick out of Florida State in 2010, began this season in Memphis with a 32 consecutive scoreless inning streak.