Joe Kelly
RP BOS
3 months ago

Kelly (4-1) struck out the side in the 10th inning to earn the victory in Boston's 1-0 win over Baltimore in 11 innings Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

The Red Sox have no shortage of relievers putting up impressive numbers during the month of September. Add Kelly to that mix. He pitched three perfect innings in an extra-inning win over Tampa Bay last Friday and is looking like he'll be a key bullpen piece should the Red Sox qualify for the postseason.

Joe Kelly
RP BOS
3 months ago

Kelly retired all nine batters he faced in Friday's 13-6 extra-inning win over the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Kelly carried the Red Sox from the 11th through the 13th innings in what may have been his finest performance of the season. While his ERA stands at 2.72, Kelly's 3.67 FIP speaks to a less effective reliever that hasn't been completely trusted in high-leverage spots. The makeup of Boston's setup men leading up to closer Craig Kimbrel has been a dance choreographed by manager John Farrell all season, so Kelly's effort Friday could alter the setup crew once again.

Joe Kelly
RP BOS
4 months ago

Kelly (hamstring) was reinstated from the DL on Saturday, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kelly wound up being sidelined for three weeks, although he hasn't pitched in a major-league game since July 9. Throughout the course of the 2017 season, the right-hander has posted a sparkling 1.49 ERA and 1.10 WHIP over 36.1 innings. Kelly figures to reside in high-leverage situations upon his return, although Addison Reed may be in line to work the eighth-inning setup role for Craig Kimbrel.

Joe Kelly
RP BOS
4 months ago

Kelly (hamstring) will be activated from the disabled list Saturday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

While Kelly was originally expected to return Friday, the Red Sox will give him an extra day to rest up before reinstating him. Kelly is expected to factor back into the setup mix upon activation, but he could see his role slightly diminished due to the recent acquisition of Addison Reed.

Joe Kelly
RP BOS
4 months ago

Kelly (hamstring) struck out one in a scoreless inning got Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kelly looked sharp in his first rehab appearance for the Paw Sox, and it looks like he should be back with the big club by Friday. The righty flamethrower, who has been out since July 12, will likely factor back into the setup mix upon his activation.

Joe Kelly
RP BOS
4 months ago

Kelly (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday, Evan Drellich of CSN New England reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kelly just progressed to throwing to hitters over the weekend, but it seems like the Red Sox are confident enough in his health to send him into game action just a few days later. No word has surfaced as to how long he'll stay on his assignment, but things should become clear once the team sees how his ailing hamstring reacts to Wednesday's appearance.

Joe Kelly
RP BOS
4 months ago

Kelly (hamstring) will throw live batting practice Monday, Stephen Hewitt of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Throwing live batting practice should be the final step before Kelly heads out on what figures to be a short rehabilitation assignment. Kelly figures to be part of the setup group, pitching the seventh and eighth innings.

Joe Kelly
RP BOS
5 months ago

Kelly (hamstring) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kelly is scheduled to throw another bullpen session Friday, and if all goes according to plan, he'll appear in a minor-league rehab game shortly after that. It appears that Kelly could be able to rejoin the Red Sox's bullpen in about a week's time.

Joe Kelly
RP BOS
5 months ago

Kelly (hamstring) expects to throw a bullpen this weekend when the team travels to Los Angeles, Evan Drellich of WEEI.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kelly has been recovering from a left hamstring strain that has kept him off the mound since July 9. The reliever appears to be close to returning, and will likely be reevaluated by the club if he's able to complete a bullpen session at some point this weekend.

Joe Kelly
RP BOS
5 months ago

Kelly (hamstring) will continue to play catch and is hopeful to return from the 10-day disabled list in the near future, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's too early to determine if Kelly will be able to come off the DL when first eligible July 20, but it sounds like the hamstring strain isn't nearly as concerning as the one he suffered in 2014. Kelly has been quite solid in a setup role for the Red Sox this season, turning in a 1.49 ERA and 1.10 WHIP and gathering 11 holds over 36.1 innings.