Boston Red Sox Pitcher Joe Kelly Headed To The DL
The Boston Red Sox bullpen is looking short at the moment with an injury hitting at a key time.
Starter turned reliever Joe Kelly has been placed on the 10-day-dl with a left hamstring strain retroactive to July 12th. Kelly was planning on pitching in Saturday nights game against the Yankees. But just seconds before Saturday’s game it was announced he was headed to the DL.
Kelly had warmed up in Friday nights game but he never got into the game. The last time Kelly pitched was last Sunday in the last game before the All-Star break in Tampa.
“He was feeling some left hamstring symptoms, tightness, throughout the break, he was trying to get loose last night, he felt it, and then when he threw his flat-ground today it grabbed him pretty good,” the manager said. “He shut that down, he was checked in the training room, was able to reproduce the symptoms just by going through his delivery at a very controlled effort, so didn’t want to take any chances and we made the move.”
After Saturday nights loss Farrell described Kelly’s hamstring as “grabbed him pretty good.”. Technically Kelly could be ready to go on Wednesday, but with that terminology, it could be slightly longer than that.
Kelly has a 1.49 ERA and .189 batting average against in 36 1/3 innings.
Brandon Workman took Kelly’s place on the 25-man roster.