Wellemeyer to make next start

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Despite his struggles in June, Todd Wellemeyer will take his next turn in the St. Louis Cardinals' rotation on Thursday.

The right-hander lasted only 2 1/3 innings in a loss to the Twins on Saturday and is 1-3 with a 6.82 ERA in six starts this month. Pitching coach Dave Duncan said Wellemeyer is battling mechanical problems, and the pitcher said he's been thinking too much lately.

Wellemeyer's spot could be in danger in the near future. Kyle Lohse could rejoin the rotation from the 15-day disabled list after a rehab start on Thursday at AA Springfield and Brad Thompson, the scheduled starter Monday night against the Giants, has pitched well in place of Lohse.

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