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DeSclafani to return from DL for Tuesday start

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SAN DIEGO -- The Reds got good news before wrapping up their nine-game road trip: Anthony DeSclafani is set to return to the rotation. He'll get Tuesday's start when Cincinnati christens a six-game homestand against the Rockies.

DeSclafani, on the disabled list with a left oblique strain since March 29, has made four rehab starts. Interim manager Jim Riggleman said the reports have been encouraging on the right-hander and that he's ready to go.

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SAN DIEGO -- The Reds got good news before wrapping up their nine-game road trip: Anthony DeSclafani is set to return to the rotation. He'll get Tuesday's start when Cincinnati christens a six-game homestand against the Rockies.

DeSclafani, on the disabled list with a left oblique strain since March 29, has made four rehab starts. Interim manager Jim Riggleman said the reports have been encouraging on the right-hander and that he's ready to go.

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DeSclafani made his final Minor League start Wednesday for Triple-A Louisville, against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He went 6 1/3 innings and surrendered two runs and seven hits while throwing 95 pitches in the loss.

"He's stretched out to the high 90s [mph] so there's nothing left for him to do except pitch for us,'' Riggleman said.

Righty Sal Romano, who was slated for Tuesday, will be pushed back a day. The rest of the rotation, which shed Homer Bailey after he struggled again Monday, will get at least an extra day of rest as well. Bailey (knee) was placed on the disabled list on Saturday. Righty Tyler Mahle will start on Wednesday and Matt Harvey, another right-hander, will follow Mahle against the Cardinals.

DeSclafani went 9-5 with a 3.28 ERA in 20 starts for the Reds last year.

Jay Paris is a contributor to MLB.com based in San Diego.

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