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Cardinals' Wacha optioned to Triple-A Memphis

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The Canadian Press
6/14/2013 5:30:51 PM
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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 for three starts. Lyons is three years older and has more professional experience, which was a factor in the decision, manager Mike Matheny said.

"You can't forget -- Wacha was in college a year ago," Matheny said. "It's nice having that left-hander in the rotation. It has been nice to watch Tyler do his thing. He has been very efficient and given us a chance when he has been out there. Michael did a great job too, but right now it's a better fit for Tyler."

Lyons, who will start Sunday against the Marlins, is 2-2 with a 3.51 ERA in four games. Wacha went 1-0 with an ERA of 4.58.

Wacha's return to the minors will give him a chance to improve command of his fastball, Matheny said.

Michael Wacha (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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