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Jake Westbrook returns to Cardinals, Michael Wacha sent down to Memphis

3:12 PM, Jun 14, 2013   |    comments
Apr 10, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jake Westbrook (35) delivers a pitch against the Cincinnati Reds during the game at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports
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MIAMI (AP) - St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha has been optioned to Triple-A Memphis to create a roster spot for right-hander Jake Westbrook, who was activated as expected to start Friday's game at Miami.

The Cardinals chose to keep rookie left-hander Tyler Lyons in the rotation rather than Wacha. Lyons, who is 2-2 with a 3.51 ERA in four games, will start Sunday against the Marlins.

Wacha made three starts and went 1-0 with an ERA of 4.58.

Westbrook went on the disabled list June 9 with elbow inflammation.

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