DETROIT Cleveland Indians starter Jake Westbrook will have surgery on his right elbow, sidelining him for the rest of the season.
Westbrook was scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday and sent to Cleveland to have his elbow checked out. He was placed on the DL retroactive to May 29, the day after he was activated to start against the Chicago White Sox.
Westbrook went 1-2 with a 3.12 ERA in five starts this season. The right-hander was on the DL from April 20 to May 28 with a strained muscle in his left side.
The team said Saturday that Westbrook will have ligament reconstruction surgery in the next week or two.
METS' CHURCH TO SIT OUT: New York Mets outfielder Ryan Church will not play the final two games of the road trip because he said he "didn't feel right."
Church played on Thursday night against San Diego but sat out Friday because Mets manager Willie Randolph said before the game he wanted to "try and get him in shape." But Randolph said Saturday that Church hadn't been feeling well enough to play during Friday's game.
"I'm not a doctor. He told me that he felt pressure," Randolph said.
Randolph said the club will "shut him down for a few days and see how he is when we get back to New York."
PEAVY MAY RETURN SOON: Padres pitcher Jake Peavy is likely to return to the rotation next week if he does not have any physical setbacks from a simulated game he threw on Saturday.
Peavy, the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner, threw 61 pitches to three batters over four innings in the simulated game at Petco Park.
"I do feel good enough to pitch in a game, health-wise," he said. "There was not a whole lot of sharpness. That's to be expected. We'll get better in my bullpen session a couple of days from now."
Peavy was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right elbow on May 20, retroactive to May 15.