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Cardinals activate Jake Westbrook

Updated: June 14, 2013, 6:18 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Rookie left-hander Tyler Lyons will remain in the St. Louis Cardinals rotation, edging out rookie right-hander Michael Wacha, who was optioned Friday to Triple-A Memphis.

The Cardinals had to choose between the two with the return of right-hander Jake Westbrook. He had been on the disabled list since June 9 with elbow inflammation, and was activated as expected to start Friday at Miami.

Wacha, 22, made a rapid ascent after pitching last year for Texas A&M, joining the Cardinals ...

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