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Right-hander Jake Westbrook is retiring after 13 years in the Major Leagues. The Cardinals confirmed his decision on Friday.
Westbrook retires with a 105-103 record, a 4.32 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP. He stated he wanted to spend more time with his family. He should be able to do that quite well given that he made nearly $71 million during his career. Jake Westbrook made nearly $71 million. The moral of this story is to teach your kids to play baseball.ANALYST: Ray Flowers
Kendrys Morales went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored in the Royals 7-1 win over the Twins on Monday.
Morales is raking to start the season, hitting .358 with 12 runs, two home runs and nine RBI as the Royals everyday DH and cleanup hitter. 2014 was a lost year for Morales as he struggled to find a role with the Mariners and Twins but he showed capable of being a productive player over the two seasons prior where he hits a combined 45 home runs over the two years. Morales was one of the more promising offensive players in the league before a devastating ankle injury nearly ended his career in 2010 but if his hot start is any indication of things to come those who took a chance on Kendrys could be in for a solid season. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba