Jake Westbrook will rejoin the Cardinals’ rotation Friday


After a pair of impressive minor-league rehab starts Jake Westbrook will come off the disabled list and rejoin the Cardinals’ rotation Friday against the Marlins, according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

Westbrook has been out since mid-May with elbow inflammation, but had a 1.62 ERA in six starts for the Cardinals before the injury and posted a 10/0 K/BB ratio in two rehab outings.

His return will bump rookie Tyler Lyons from the rotation, either pushing him back to the minors or to the bullpen.