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Lohse returns to Cards' rotation on Sunday

Lohse returns to Cards' rotation on Sunday

ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals will re-install Kyle Lohse into their rotation on Sunday, and they'll use that addition as well as a series of off-days to give all of their starters some extra rest. Lohse, who has not pitched in the Major Leagues since May, had an excellent start in a rehab outing for Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday. That set him up to pitch on Sunday against the Cubs.

"His performance when he pitched was impressive to everybody that watched him and reported on him," manager Tony La Russa said. "So he gets the ball."

Jaime Garcia and Adam Wainwright will start the two games against Milwaukee next week, each on six days' rest, followed by Jake Westbrook on six days' rest on Friday and Chris Carpenter on six days' rest next Saturday against the Giants. Lohse's next turn, then, would also be on his seventh day, the following Sunday, against the Giants.


Lohse has been sidelined after undergoing right forearm surgery. The Cardinals have not announced who will be removed from the roster when he is added.