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Wellemeyer gets back his rotation spot

The Cardinals have announced that Todd Wellemeyer will return to the starting rotation -- at least temporarily -- making the start Tuesday night against the Reds.

Wellemeyer lost his job after struggling terribly, compiling a 5.67 ERA in 112 innings pitched. He has pitched better since being sent to the bullpen, including two scoreless outings in his most recent action.

The Redbirds have to hope that he can right the ship and have a good showing over the last two months of the season. His mechanical meltdown has been especially frustrating since Wellemeyer looked especially sharp in spring training.