Joe Kelly P STL 5 Days

Joe Kelly fired seven innings of one-run ball Saturday in the Cardinals' 4-2 win over the Dodgers.

It was a refreshing outing from Kelly, who got rocked in his first start off the disabled list last week in Milwaukee. He yielded only four Los Angeles hits and one walk while fanning four batters. Kelly has an excellent 3.05 ERA in 256 1/3 career innings at the major league level and is worth owning in most standard fantasy formats. He'll get the Cubs at Wrigley Field next.

Joe Kelly P STL 13 Days

Joe Kelly was tagged for six runs in just three innings in his return from the disabled list Friday against the Brewers.

In retrospect, perhaps another minor league rehab start would have been a good idea. Kelly allowed seven hits and two walks and needed 78 pitches to complete his three innings of work. He'll look for better results when the second half resumes.

Joe Kelly P STL 13 Days

Cardinals activated RHP Joe Kelly from the 60-day disabled list.

Kelly will rejoin the Cardinals' rotation on Friday in Milwaukee. The right-hander has been sidelined since mid-April with a severe hamstring strain but has been cleared to return after making a couple rehab starts. He only threw 72 pitches in his last rehab outing, so the Cards would probably be thrilled to get six innings out of him Friday.

Joe Kelly P STL 17 Days

Joe Kelly (hamstring) will be activated from the disabled list to start Friday against the Brewers.

Kelly, out since April with a severe hamstring strain, allowed just one run over 4 1/3 innings Sunday in his latest rehab start with Triple-A Memphis. He was originaly expected to make one more start before being activated, but the Cardinals have decided to bring him back early. Tyler Lyons will head to the bullpen.

Joe Kelly P STL 17 Days

Joe Kelly (hamstring) threw 4 1/3 innings of one-run ball Sunday in a rehab start at Triple-A Memphis.

Kelly struck out three and walked one in the outing, throwing 51 of his 72 pitches for strikes. The Cardinals might want the right-hander to make one more rehab start before adding him back to their starting rotation after the All-Star break -- with rookie Marco Gonzales likely heading back to the minors. Kelly has been out since April with a severe hamstring strain.

Joe Kelly P STL 22 Days

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Wednesday evening that Joe Kelly (hamstring) will likely need two more minor league rehab starts.

Kelly looked good in his rehab debut at Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday, throwing 31 of his 49 pitches for strikes over four scoreless innings. But he's been out since April and the Cardinals don't want to rush the process. Marco Gonzales will remain in the St. Louis rotation until Kelly is deemed fully ready.

Joe Kelly P STL 22 Days

Joe Kelly (hamstring) yielded three hits and two walks over four scoreless innings in his second rehab start with Triple-A Memphis Tuesday.

He threw 49 pitches, with 31 of them going for strikes. Kelly is likely to make at least one more rehab start before rejoining the Cardinals' rotation next week. He'll bump Marco Gonzales back to the minors once he's ready.

Joe Kelly P STL 27 Days

Joe Kelly (hamstring) went two innings in his first minor league rehab start with Triple-A Memphis on Friday, allowing a pair of runs on two hits and three walks.

Kelly struck out one on the night, throwing 21 of his 41 pitches for strikes. He'll make at least one other minor league rehab start before he's an option to rejoin the Cardinals rotation. He could be worth stashing for pitching-starved teams in deep mixed leagues.

Joe Kelly P STL 29 Days

Cardinals transferred RHP Joe Kelly from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

It's just a procedural move, as Kelly has already missed 60 days of action. The righty will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Memphis on Friday and should rejoin the rotation early next month.

Joe Kelly P STL 1 Month

Joe Kelly (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis on Friday.

Kelly, who has been out since mid-April with a left hamstring strain, is slated to throw 40-60 pitches in the outing. He will need at least one more rehab start before rejoining the Cardinals' rotation, so Marco Gonzales is likely to get a couple starts.