|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||7/1/1991|
|Height, Weight||6'6", 215 lbs|
|From||Iowa City, IA|
|Drafted||2012 - Rd 1|
Wacha appears to have moved back to the bullpen coming out of the All-Star break, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Daniel Ponce de Leon filled in after Adam Wainwright (back) was scratched from Friday's start and will remain in the starting rotation after allowing one run over 6.2 frames in the spot start. There's been no official announcement on Wacha from manager Mike Shildt, but he isn't listed as one of the Cardinals' probable starters for the upcoming week. The 28-year-old has a 5.54 ERA, 1.64 WHIP and 62:39 K:BB through 76.1 innings this season
Wacha didn't factor into the decision against the Mariners on Thursday, giving up four earned runs on six hits over 3.1 innings in the Cardinals' 5-4 victory. He walked two and didn't record a strikeout.
The right-hander continues to struggle with the long ball, as he gave up homers to J.P. Crawford and Tim Beckham in this contest to bring his total up to 18 on the season. It's been an erratic first half for Wacha, as he'll take a 5.54 ERA through 76.1 innings into the All-Star break after posting a 3.20 mark over 84.1 innings in his injury-shortened campaign last season.