White Sox director of player development Chris Getz said that Kelley exited his start Sunday at Low-A Kannapolis in the first inning due to a right shoulder impingement, James Fegan of The Athletic reports. While Getz said that a timeline for Kelley's return hasn't been established, the White Sox believe the 2020 second-round pick will pitch again this season. Over 10 starts with Kannapolis, the 19-year-old righty has posted a 6.86 ERA, 2.05 WHIP and 25:22 K:BB across 21 innings.
Low-A Kannapolis reinstated Kelley (elbow) from its 7-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start Wednesday in the first half of a doubleheader versus Fayetteville. Kelley, one of the White Sox's most highly touted pitching prospects, will make his return to Kannapolis after he was on the shelf for approximately two months with right elbow inflammation. He was cleared to rejoin the Kannapolis rotation after making a pair of rehab starts in the rookie-level Arizona Complex League over the past week and a half.
Kelley (elbow) made his first rehab appearance Saturday for the White Sox's rookie-level Arizona Complex League affiliate, recording two outs while surrendering three runs on two hits and three walks. Kelley was back in action for the first time since May 22 after he had been shut down for a month and a half with right elbow inflammation. The 2020 second-round pick looked rusty over the weekend, so he'll likely require another tune-up outing or two in the ACL before he rejoins Low-A Kannapolis.
Kelley (elbow) is building back up after being shut down with elbow inflammation in late May, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports. The highly-rated pitching prospect felt elbow soreness when throwing after his May 22 start, so he was shut down as a precaution. Because of the time off, Kelley will require some time to build up and ready himself for minor-league starts once again.
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