Matheny has "good idea" how 5th starter will be used next in spring
Joe Kelly (L) and Shlby Miller (R) are competing for the final spot in the Cards' starting rotation
JUPITER, Fla (BaseballStL) - He stopped short of saying he knew who his 5th starter would be between Joe Kelly and Shelby Miller, but manager Mike Matheny did admit he's figured out what the pitching arrangement will be the next time through the rotation.
He's just not saying what that arrangement is.
"I got a pretty good idea but we're not ready to come out with that yet," Matheny said.
With Adam Wainwright pitching today against the Mets, Jaime Garcia scheduled for tomorrow against the Astros, Lance Lynn on Saturday and Jake Westbrook on Sunday, whoever starts on Monday in Fort Myers will be very telling.
That's the last day in spring training that spot comes up in the rotation. There's only four more games after Monday and those will, presumably, go to the first four starters.
Kelly and Miller are fighting for the last spot in the starting rotation. Whoever does not win could be considered for a bullpen job.