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Cardinals activate pitcher Jake Westbrook from DL

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have activated righthanded pitcher Jake Westbrook from the 15-day disabled list and optioned right-handed pitcher Michael Wacha to Memphis (AAA). Westbrook will make the start for St. Louis tonight at Miami (6:10 p.m. CT).

Westbrook was placed on the 15-day DL on June 9, with right elbow inflammation. He made two rehab starts [Springfield (AA) 3.2IP, 6H, R, 5K & Peoria (A) 7.0IP, 4H, R, 5K] prior to this evening's start. In his six starts to begin the season, Westbrook had an N.L.-leading 1.62 ERA and had not allowed an earned run in three of those six starts.

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Wacha was purchased from Memphis (AAA) on May 30, and had made three starts for St. Louis. He was 1-0 with a 4.58 ERA during his starts, including his Major League debut in which he allowed just one run on two hits in a no decision (4-2 loss) vs. Kansas City.

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