Joe Kelly SP BOS 13 Hrs

Kelly (biceps) threw three innings in a minor-league intrasquad game Friday, the Boston Globe reports. He allowed one run on two hits and two walks while striking out five. Thirty-one of his 53 pitches were strikes.

Kelly said the arm felt better throwing Friday than it has all spring and was hopeful. "Stuff-wise and health-wise, I felt really good," said the right-hander. There's a very good chance Kelly starts the season on the 15-day disabled list -- he's behind the other starters and hasn't built up his innings yet.

Joe Kelly SP BOS 5 Days

Kelly (biceps) will throw a minor-league game Friday instead of Boston's exhibition game against the Braves, ESPN Boston reports.

Red Sox manager John Farrell is talking about carrying four starters early in April as Boston can get by without a fifth starter until April 15th. As Kelly now projects as the fifth starter, he could be placed on the 15-day disabled list to open the season and still be ready to go for the 15th.

Joe Kelly SP BOS 6 Days

Kelly (biceps) threw a 75-pitch extended bullpen session Sunday, the Providence Journal reports.

Kelly essentially went through a simulated three innings of work. He said he feels the biceps injury is behind him. Kelly is line to pitch Friday.

Joe Kelly SP BOS 7 Days

Kelly (biceps) will not pitch his scheduled start Sunday and will instead throw a bullpen session, Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe reports.

John Farrell explained this is totally precautionary and just a step in stretching out Kelly for his first start on April 11. "We just want to get him up to normal, game intensity but not in a game setting," Farrell said.

Joe Kelly SP BOS 9 Days

Kelly (biceps) expects to make his next scheduled start Sunday, WEEI.com reports.

Kelly threw a 32-pitch bullpen session Thursday and afterward proclaimed that his biceps issue was no longer limiting him. "My arm is feeling good right no," Kelly said. "Obviously a lot better when I had to come out of the game. After today, my bullpen session, I feel really confident where I'€™m going to be at in two days."

Joe Kelly SP BOS 11 Days

Kelly (biceps) had a light-throwing session Tuesday, ESPN Boston reports. He was removed from Monday's game with tightness in his biceps.

Manager John Farrell is not ruling out Kelly making his next scheduled start and will get him on a mound in a couple of days to assess where he's at.

Joe Kelly SP BOS 12 Days

Kelly first felt a problem in his biceps during warm-ups Monday but decided to pitch through it, the Boston Herald reports.

Kelly could not put any spin on the baseball and threw mostly fastballs and changeups, but even that hurt. He seems to think he'll get over this quickly, but in case he's delayed and can't start the regular season, keep Steven Wright's name handy come draft / auction day.

Joe Kelly SP BOS 12 Days

Kelly is dealing with biceps tightness and is being considered day-to-day, Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reports.

Kelly had to be removed from Monday's Grapefruit League game, but the diagnosis appears to be much better than initially projected. While there was some concern that it could have been a serious injury, Kelly reported that he's dealt with a similar issue before and it "usually doesn't last too long," so he should be back to game action after missing only limited time.

Joe Kelly SP BOS 12 Days

Kelly left Monday's game in the third inning with an apparent injury, the Boston Globe's Peter Abraham reports.

Kelly threw a pitch with the bases loaded in the third inning and catcher Ryan Hanigan immediately motioned toward the dugout, signifying a potential serious injury. Kelly went from the mound directly into the clubhouse with the athletic trainer. He was projected to be the No. 5 starter in Boston's rotation, and Steven Wright is the internal favorite to replace him. Should the injury end up being serous, the Cole Hamels trade rumors will pick up again, as starting rotation depth was already an issue for the Red Sox.

Joe Kelly SP BOS 17 Days

Kelly allowed two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out four Wednesday against the Yankees.

The results aren't pretty, but Kelly and manager John Farrell were pleased with the command and control when compared to his first outing when he gave up four runs and seven hits in 1.2 innings. Of his 41 pitches, 28 went for strikes.