Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:03:28 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) is unlikely to be ready for the start of the season, but the team isn't ruling out the possibility. Dr. James Andrews didn't find any structural damage in Garcia's shoulder, but he'll receive a cortisone injection Wednesday, Feb. 26. He hasn't thrown since Feb. 18.
Fantasy Tip: It's great news that there is no structural damage, but Garcia just can't seem to get past his shoulder woes. If he can miss minimal time, the Cardinals may go with Joe Kelly to replace him in the rotation. If this is something that lingers well into the season, don't rule out Carlos Martinez making the transition to starter. Martinez has much more upside than Kelly and would be worth a roster spot in deep mixed leagues.
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 06:40:14 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals SPs Joe Kelly and Carlos Martinez are battling for the final spot in the starting rotation. Martinez could begin the season in the rotation at Triple-A Memphis if he doesn't win the job.
Fantasy Tip: The latter scenario is more likely with Martinez starting in Triple-A. He has lights-out stuff, but he had trouble getting through five innings in his spot starts last season. Kelly is 13-9 with a 3.03 ERA in 31 starts and was huge in breaking the team out of a slump last season. He serves as a sneaky NL-Only mid-rotation candidate and a late-round flier in mixed leagues. Martinez's potential and hype will likely make him come off the board before the final few rounds, but his job uncertainty anoints him as a flier in mixed leagues.
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 14:50:26 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Joe Kelly will start Game 3 of the World Series against the Boston Red Sox Saturday, Oct. 26. SP Adam Wainwright could be used in Game 4 on short rest if needed.
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 13:15:20 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said SP Adam Wainwright will start in Game 1 of the World Series against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 23, and SP Michael Wacha will pitch in Game 2. Beyond that, it's unknown when SPs Joe Kelly and Lance Lynn will pitch. SP Shelby Miller is expected to stay in the bullpen.
Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:32:05 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals announced Thursday, Oct. 10, that SP Joe Kelly will start Game 1 of the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, Oct. 11, followed by SPs Michael Wacha and Adam Wainwright in Games 2 and 3, respectively.
Wed, 02 Oct 2013 21:44:37 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Joe Kelly is "stationed" as the team's starter for Game 3 of the National League Division Series against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Sat, 28 Sep 2013 12:13:12 -0700
Contrary to a previous report, St. Louis Cardinals SP Jake Westbrook will start against the Chicago Cubs Sunday, Sept. 29, because the club wants to recognize him for his contributions. He will be followed in the game by P Joe Kelly.
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 19:46:59 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has moved SP Joe Kelly to start Sunday, Sept. 29, against the Chicago Cubs.
Wed, 18 Sep 2013 14:51:44 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Joe Kelly (calf) is dealing with soreness in his upper right calf, but he's expecting to make his next start.
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 10:37:39 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Joe Kelly is expected to be the starting pitcher in the team's game Sunday, Sept. 1, after the team decided to send SP Carlos Martinez down to the minor leagues. Kelly will be on his normal rest because of the team's off day Thursday, Aug. 29.