Martinez will remain in bullpen — for now

The Cardinals intend to use a minor-league pitcher to fill in next week for injured starter Joe Kelly and leave aspiring starter Carlos Martinez and the under-construction bullpen undisturbed. That plan could change if Kelly’s absence is longer than expected. “If we needed somebody for an extended period of time, it would make sense to give (Martinez) the ball,” manager Mike...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Kelly goes on DL, leaving Cardinals with some intriguing options

After putting Joe Kelly on the disabled list Thursday, the Cardinals replaced him on the roster with a reliever. Hmm. So Carlos Martinez is moving into the rotation? Not necessarily. Kelly would not have been scheduled to start again until Monday, so the Cardinals still have time to weigh their options. Left-hander Tyler Lyons, who made eight starts last season, remains a leading...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
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Cardinals place Joe Kelly on the disabled list

St. Louis has placed right-hander Joe Kelly on the disabled list after he injured his hamstring trying to beat out an infield single Wednesday. For now the Cardinals haven’t called up a rotation replacement for Kelly, but all signs seem to be pointing toward left-hander Tyler Lyons getting the nod eventually.
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Cardinals' Joe Kelly leaves game with hamstring tightness

Hoping to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Milwaukee Brewers, Cardinals starter Joe Kelly was in the midst of a valiant pitching effort before things went awry during his batting appearance in the fourth inning of Wednesday's penultimate game.As expected, Joe Kelly left the game with left hamstring tightness. Further update to come postgame. #stlcards— Jenifer Langosch (@LangoschMLB...
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Cardinals' Joe Kelly headed to DL. Who will take his place?

Joe Kelly injured his hamstring today trying to beat out a bunt, leaving the Cardinals with a hole in their starting rotation.  Who are the candidates to replace Kelly?  Let's take a look.Carlos MartinezMartinez, who lost out to Kelly for the 5th starter job, would be the obvious choice to replace him in the starting rotation.  However, there are some factors working against...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Peralta's glove, Kelly's hammy are concerns coming out of loss to Brewers

The Cardinals won another series but left Milwaukee without a feat that has eluded them during the season's first two weeks: A sweep. Taking advantage of a two-out error by Jhonny Peralta, the Brewers scored three unearned runs in the fifth on the way to a 5-1 victory that gave them the last game of the three-game series and ended the Cardinals' winning streak at four. The...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
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Joe Kelly exits game with hamstring injury

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Joe Kelly left Wednesday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers with a sore left hamstring Kelly was trying to beat out a bunt and grabbed his hamstring after reaching first base. The Cardinals had to help him down the dugout steps. Right now the extent of Kelly’s injury is unknown but a trip to the disabled list appears all but certain. Carlos Martinez...
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Cardinals look to sweep away the Brew Crew in a Wednesday matinee

The Milwaukee Brewers were looking to extend their lengthy winning streak when St. Louis came to town, but instead they've been cooled off by some stellar Cardinals pitching. The Brewers' offense may be in for some more trouble given how well Joe Kelly has pitched to start the season. Kelly takes the mound looking to help guide the Cardinals to a three-game sweep of Milwaukee...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
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Joe Kelly looks to keep strong start going against the league's best Brewers (Week 3 Preview)

Today begins a year long journey in which we look at a handful of key MLB matchups taking place throughout the week, whether they feature fantasy baseball significant, real world standings implications, or simply a footnote of interest each Monday we’ll highlight the most intriguing matchups of the week and give you all the relevant fantasy baseball information we can. Fantasy...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Six-inning Joe Kelly may have been a better idea

For some reason, I cannot get Friday night’s St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 11-inning home loss to the Chicago Cubs out of my mind. Perhaps it is because the game appeared to be very winnable. It seems like far too often at the end of a season, one looks back to missed opportunity games like this as having made a difference. Many have already expressed their concerns about the contest...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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