CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Indians have locked up a key starter so they won't risk losing him as a free agent.
Jake Westbrook has signed a three-year contract extension through 2010.
The right-hander would have been eligible for free agency following this season, his seventh since coming to Cleveland in a trade with the New York Yankees.
Financial terms of Westbrook's contract were not immediately available. The deal does not contain any options.