Piniella: Zambrano could provide boost

Updated: June 2, 2010, 5:10 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

PITTSBURGH -- Carlos Zambrano returns to the Cubs rotation on Wednesday after spending the last five weeks in the bullpen.

Manager Lou Piniella expects Zambrano, who turned 29 on Tuesday, to be fired up for his first start since the third week of April.

"Looking forward to seeing him," Piniella said. "One of the keys for us going forward is Carlos pitching well out of the rotation. He could give us a big boost there. Let's hope he can run off a nice little streak for us."

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