ST. LOUIS Cardinals pitcher Kyle McClellan doesnt know whats going to happen between now and the start of the season. Nobody does.
But after being left off the World Series roster and facing a logjam of right-handed relievers in the bullpen as Spring Training approaches, McClellan is hoping for one thing: to stay in St. Louis.
McClellan avoided arbitration with the Cardinals by signing a one-year deal for about 2.5 million last week. But that has done nothing to solidity his spot in a bullpen that appears to be overcrowded with right-handed options.
This is the best situation for me, McClellan said. To be here in St. Louis where I live and to play in this organization, theres nothing better. What happens in the future I dont know, but hopefully it is here in St. Louis.
The St. Louis native and Hazelwood West High School alum had an interesting 2011 to say the least, opening the year in the starting rotation when close friend Adam Wainwright went down with an elbow injury in sp...