The St. Louis Cardinals re-called Michael Wacha for the second time this season to make a start for the Cardinals on Saturday afternoon against the Chicago Cubs, a game the Cardinals lost thanks to a horrible performance by Trevor Rosenthal and the Cardinals bullpen.
Wacha is not scheduled to make anymore starts for the Cardinals, but he is going to stay with the team going forward and will apparently be used in high leverage situations.
Wacha has spent the entire 2013 season as a starter thus far, both at Triple-A Memphis and during his previous stint in St. Louis and has not pitched out of the bullpen at all this season. In 2012, Wacha did make nine relief apperances at various levels in the minor, including as high as Double-A and was a force.
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