JUPITER, Fla. Shelby Miller knows what will happen if best friend Joe Kelly is tabbed as the Cardinals fifth starter over him.
"If he gets the fifth spot, I'm not going to talk to him anymore," Miller quipped.
Jokes aside, the roommates find themselves as the two remaining competitors to be the fifth starter in the Cardinals' rotation.
The situation could be a difficult or even awkward one for some, with one of them opening the season in the rotation and the other either headed to the bullpen or possibly Triple-A Memphis.
"We've messed around a couple times, but no hatred towards anybody," Kelly said. "We're best friends. It is what it is. We're not trying to hide from each other or anything. We live together too. We converse with everything we do.
"Me and Shelby, we don't ask anything. We just go out there and pitch when we're supposed to pitch. We both pitched (Thursday) and lined up on the same day. I don't know (what happens) from there honestly."
Both had their final ch...