The Cardinals optioned Oviedo to Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday.

After giving up three runs on five hits and six walks over 4.1 innings to take a no-decision in his start Monday versus the Pirates, Oviedo will be sent to the minors to refine his control. Due to upcoming off days Thursday and next Monday, the Cardinals will be able to get by with a four-man rotation until Aug. 7 versus the Royals. Oviedo could be called up from Triple-A that day to serve as the fifth starter.

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