Cardinals bump Wellemeyer from rotation -

Cardinals bump Wellemeyer from rotation

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals are sending struggling Todd Wellemeyer to the bullpen.

Wellemeyer is 7-9 with a 5.79 ERA. He threw a bullpen session Tuesday and manager Tony La Russa said Wellemeyer will be available for relief duty on Thursday.

The Cardinals plan to recall righty Mitchell Boggs from Triple-A Memphis to take Wellemeyer's turn against Houston on Friday night. Boggs has started four times for St. Louis this season and is 1-0 with a 3.22 ERA.

Wellemeyer went 13-9 with a 3.71 ERA last year in his first full season as a starter.

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