The St. Louis Cardinals had hoped that Jake Westbrook would only need a stay on the 15-day disabled list but trouble with the right handers elbow has his return in doubt.
Westbrook played catch on Friday and said he felt fine but Jennifer Langosch of MLB.com reports that he will get a second opinion on his elbow, likely from Dr. James Andrews.
On the season Westbrook had made six starts and compiled a 1.62 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP.
Things are not working out well for Chris Carpenter either. Carpenter had been pushing to get back into the Cardinals rotation but he will take a break after he did not feel good following a bullpen session. He will continue to throw in the meantime.
The Cardinals placed John Gast on the DL on Sunday. Gast lasted only one inning Saturday and has a sore elbow himself.