Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Westbrook shelved with sore arm

Jake Westbrook won't make his scheduled start in tomorrow's pre-season opener against the Astros. reports Westrbook has a sore arm, which he believes is nothing serious.

Westbrook will throw a bullpen session instead.

Westbrook, who missed two months last year with a strained abdominal muscle, says the arm soreness he has now is something he gets every year at the start of camp.

The Westbrook news comes on the heels of news about roookie pitcher Adam Miller, the Tribe's top pitching prospect, who is expected to miss a week or so because of a recurring problem with a blister on his throwing hand.

From our "some things never change" file is this sentence from the Plain Dealer's wrap-up of yesterday's first intra-squad scrimmage:

Jhonny Peralta and Ryan Garko hit consecutive homers off Joe Borowski for a 3-0 lead in the first for the hometown Tribe.

Other things of note from the game:

Ben Francisco went 3-for-3, stole two bases, had one RBI and scored the game-winning run; Grady Sizemore batted twice and had two hits; Michael Abrey had a three-tun dinger; and Andy Marte was 2-for-2.

Not that it affects the Tribe at all, but I figure Tribe fans might want to know.

Omar Vizquel is expected to miss four-to-six weeks due to an operation on his sore left knee.

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