Joe Kelly
RP BOS
3 weeks ago

Kelly (suspension) was reinstated to the Red Sox's active roster prior to Wednesday's game, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kelly was forced to serve a six-game suspension due to his role in a benches-clearing brawl against the Yankees on April 12. The reliever will slide back into his high-leverage role immediately, and has logged a 3.09 ERA and 0.86 WHIP over 11.2 innings in 11 appearances this season.

Joe Kelly
RP BOS
1 month ago

Kelly, who began serving a six game suspension Thursday, has held left-handed batters to one hit over 20 at-bats.

EDGE Analysis

Kelly has become manager Alex Cora's sneaky weapon against left-handed batters, but the manager will not have the right-hander until May 2. Without Kelly, Cora will look to a traditional left-hander, Brian Johnson, to get left-handed hitters out.

Joe Kelly
RP BOS
1 month ago

Kelly's six-game suspension was upheld and he will begin to serve it Thursday, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kelly received the suspension back on April 12, but he was able to play in the meantime while he appealed the decision. With Major League Baseball refusing to budge from their initial penalty, the right-hander will be sidelined for nearly a week. He's eligible to return Wednesday against the Royals.

Joe Kelly
RP BOS
1 month ago

Kelly will be suspended six games for his role in Wednesday's altercation against the Yankees, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kelly was ejected from the game after hitting Tyler Austin with a pitch that lead to the second bench-clearing brawl of Wednesday's affair. Austin was also given a suspension, his for five games. Both players will appeal the ruling and be available for Thursday's series finale.

Joe Kelly
RP BOS
1 month ago

Kelly was ejected in the seventh inning of Wednesday's 10-7 loss to the Yankees after hitting Tyler Austin with a pitch that precipitated a bench-cleaning brawl.

EDGE Analysis

Austin slid into second base spikes high on Brock Holt back in the third inning, and Kelly took it upon himself to send the Yankee a message in response, just missing him with an 0-1 pitch before drilling him in the hip with a 98 mph fastball two pitches later. Expect Kelly to face additional league discipline after the incident.

Joe Kelly
RP BOS
2 months ago

Kelly pitched a scoreless ninth inning to collect his first save of the season during Sunday's 2-1 win over Tampa Bay. He allowed two hits and struck out two batters.

EDGE Analysis

Craig Kimbrel closed out the previous two games, so it wasn't surprising to see him receive the day off Sunday. Kelly allowed four runs and only retired a single batter during his appearance on Opening Day, so this was a much better showing. Still, the hard-throwing righty shouldn't be viewed as a reliable source of saves as long as Kimbrel is healthy.

Joe Kelly
RP BOS
2 months ago

Kelly allowed four runs on one hit and three walks in a third of an inning in Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Kelly came on to do what he was projected to do: caretake a lead through the eighth inning. But an old bugaboo -- command -- did him in. He ranked second among relievers last season in fastball velocity, but can't always harness that power. The bullpen meltdown is exaggerated because it was Opening Day, but Kelly will continue to get setup work.

Joe Kelly
RP BOS
3 months ago

Kelly is set to pitch Sunday after taking a comebacker off his shin Wednesday, Chad Jennings of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

X-rays after the incident came back negative and Kelly should have a normal spring. He'll be in the late-inning relief mix this season along with Carson Smith, Matt Barnes and Tyler Thornburg.

Joe Kelly
RP BOS
3 months ago

Kelly is fine after taking a ball off his shin Wednesday morning, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kelly was struck by a batted ball during live batting practice. He appeared fine immediately after the incident, walking off under his own power. X-rays have confirmed that there is no issue.

Joe Kelly
RP BOS
3 months ago

Kelly was struck in the shin by a batted ball during live batting practice and is receiving precautionary X-rays, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports..

EDGE Analysis

Kelly walked off under his own power, and the Red Sox believe he's uninjured. More details should be known once the X-ray results are in. It doesn't sound serious, but if there does turn out to be a fracture, Kelly would presumably miss some time at the start of the season.