The Cardinals' problematic bullpen is getting a fresh face, as the club purchased the contract of right-hander Seth Maness on Monday morning.

To make room for Maness on the 25-man roster, left-hander Marc Rzepczynski was optioned to Triple-A Memphis.

Maness, who was the organization's Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2012, was also added to the club's 40-man roster, which is now full.

The 24-year-old went 14-4 with a 2.97 ERA last season, which he began in Class A Palm Beach and finished with Double-A Springfield. That earned him a non-roster invitation to Major League Spring Training this year. He was then placed in Triple-A Memphis' rotation to start the season.

In four Triple-A starts, Maness allowed 12 earned runs on 34 hits in 25 innings during four Triple-A starts. He recorded 18 strikeouts, while walking three. Maness was scheduled to start for Memphis on Monday, which means he'll be immediately available to help in the Cardinals' bullpen, which enters the day with a 6.08 ERA.