CHICAGO With Tuesday's trade deadline fast approaching, the St. Louis Cardinals must decide whether or not upgrades are needed to either their starting rotation or bullpen. Or both.
And for rookie starter Joe Kelly, he finds himself right in the middle of it.
If the Cardinals acquire a starter, the former college closer could be moved back to the bullpen to make way for the new acquisition and provide a boost as a reliever. The less likely possibility even exists that Kelly himself could be included in a trade.
Or the Cardinals could do nothing and Kelly would stick in the rotation at least until rehabbing lefty Jaime Garcia is scheduled to return to the rotation in a couple of weeks. And until something happens, Kelly plans to stick to his current routine.
"I don't look into that," Kelly said. "I haven't been here for that. I just take each day by day and worry about us and us trying to win and go out and do my stuff. I don't worry anything about that."
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