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Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said Sunday that he expects Mikolas (forearm) to return from the 60-day injured list during the upcoming week to make his next start with St. Louis, Jim Hayes of Bally Sports Midwest reports.

St. Louis hasn't finalized the rotation for its six-game week beyond naming Adam Wainwright and Jack Flaherty as the starters for the first two games of the series with Milwaukee on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, but Mikolas could be a candidate to take the hill for Thursday's finale with the Brewers. He would be available to start on his normal four days' rest after he covered seven innings while giving up three earned runs and striking out eight Saturday at Triple-A Memphis in what marked the fifth outing of his rehab assignment. If St. Louis elects to give Mikolas an extra day or two to recover from the 86-pitch rehab start, he would draw a more favorable matchup during St. Louis' series with Pittsburgh next weekend.

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