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Jul 21, 2024 0 0 4.20 0 2
Jul 20, 2024 0 0 4.40 0 1.5
May 5, 2024 0 0 4.73 0 1.5
May 3, 2024 0 0 4.85 0 3
Apr 30, 2024 0 0 5.25 0 2.5

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Joe Kelly compiled a 4.12 ERA and 1.19 WHIP while striking out 60 over 39.1 innings in 2023, though his numbers significantly improved after he was traded from the White Sox to the Dodgers in July. The 35-year-old impressed with his velocity, averaging 99 miles per hour on his sinker while while generating a career-best 35.7 percent strikeout rate. The Dodgers declined Kelly's $9.5 million club option for 2024, but recently re-signed him to a one-year, $8 million deal. It's unlikely Kelly receives many save opportunities in Los Angeles given the team's strong bullpen, but he should still receive a fair amount of work in high-leverage situations.

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2024 23.51.4 15.0 17 6 4.20 1.40
2023 771.8 39.3 2 5 1 60 18 4.12 1.19
2022 49.51.2 37.0 1 3 1 53 23 6.08 1.59
3y Avg. 811.8 40.0 2 3 1 54 19 4.28 1.25
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  • Dodgers' Joe Kelly: Comes off injured list

    The Dodgers activated Kelly (shoulder) from the 60-day injured list Friday. Kelly has been shelved since May 6 due to a strained right shoulder. Prior to the injury, the 36-year-old logged a 4.73 ERA and nine holds across 13.1 innings. Michael Petersen was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City and Jose Hernandez was DFA'd to make room for Kelly on the active and 40-man rosters.
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  • Dodgers' Joe Kelly: Won't return before break

    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Sunday that Kelly (shoulder) isn't expected to return from the 60-day injured list until after the All-Star break, the Associated Press reports. Kelly tossed a pair of scoreless innings in his first two rehab appearances for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga on Tuesday and Friday before rejoining the Dodgers in Los Angeles. He tossed a simulated inning Sunday, but Roberts noted that the right-hander wasn't sharp, as he hit two batters during the outing. Roberts hasn't indicated that Kelly will be shut down, so the 36-year-old will presumably link back up with a minor-league affiliate during the upcoming week to make another rehab appearance or two before the Dodgers entertain his return to the bullpen after the break.
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  • Dodgers' Joe Kelly: Logs second rehab outing

    Kelly (shoulder) tossed one scoreless inning, during which he allowed a hit and a walk while striking out one batter, in a rehab appearance with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday. Kelly had a bit of trouble finding the strike zone -- seven of his 13 pitches were balls -- and he allowed the first two batters he faced to reach base via a single and a walk. However, the veteran reliever followed with a strikeout before inducing an inning-ending double play to escape without allowing any runs. Kelly has tossed two scoreless frames through two rehab outings with the Single-A Quakes. It's not clear how many more minor-league appearances he'll be asked to make before being activated from the injured list, but there appears to be a good chance that he'll be back in Los Angeles' bullpen before the All-Star break.
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  • Dodgers' Joe Kelly: Set for rehab assignment

    Kelly (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga on Tuesday. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts implied this past weekend that Kelly was unlikely to return before the All-Star break, but this would seem to indicate that he could be a little ahead of schedule. The right-handed reliever has missed nearly two months with a right shoulder strain, so he would figure to require a few rehab appearances before being activated.
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  • Dodgers' Joe Kelly: Shifts to 60-day IL

    The Dodgers transferred Kelly (shoulder) from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Sunday. As a result of the transaction, Kelly won't be eligible to return to the Dodgers bullpen until the first week of July. The right-hander threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Friday, so he already seems to be making good progress in his recovery from the right shoulder strain that has kept him out of action since May 6. He could be cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment later this week or next.
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  • Dodgers' Joe Kelly: Throws bullpen Friday

    Kelly (shoulder) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Friday, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports. Friday's bullpen was Kelly's second this week, marking a significant advancement in his rehab from a right shoulder strain. He's been sidelined since May 6 due to the issue and will almost certainly require a rehab assignment, which could come soon. Prior to the injury, Kelly hadn't allowed a run in 11 of 12 appearances, but he owns a 4.73 ERA on the year.
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  • Dodgers' Joe Kelly: Not close to returning

    Kelly (shoulder) is on a slow program, and his return is not imminent, per MLB.com. Kelly has been on the injured list since May 6, and he'll likely need a minor-league rehab assignment before rejoining Los Angeles' bullpen given that his absence will almost certainly extend beyond a month. The veteran reliever was recently throwing from 90 feet, but manager Dave Roberts clarified Friday that Kelly isn't close to a return.
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  • Dodgers' Joe Kelly: Launching throwing program

    Kelly (shoulder) is set to begin his throwing program Monday, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports. Kelly has been on the 15-day injured list since May 6 with a right shoulder strain, and he will now take the first step toward making his return. The right-hander will likely need to build up his workload and even potentially make a trip to the minors for a rehab assignment. Kelly will receive a timetable for his return, which currently appears to be at least a week away, based on how his shoulder responds to the beginning of his throwing program.
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  • Dodgers' Joe Kelly: Shakes off groin injury

    Kelly (groin) pitched a 1-2-3 seventh inning en route to his eighth hold of the season in Friday's 4-3 win over Atlanta in 11 innings. Kelly tweaked his groin while fielding a grounder in his relief appearance in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Diamondbacks, but a few days off was apparently all he needed to overcome the issue. He returned to action Friday to gather his fourth hold in as many appearances. Though Daniel Hudson is likely first in line for save chances after closer Evan Phillips (hamstring) went on the 15-day injured list Sunday, Kelly should move up a rung in the bullpen hierarchy as well.
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  • Dodgers' Joe Kelly: Tweaks groin Tuesday

    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Kelly tweaked his right groin while fielding a grounder in Tuesday's extra-inning loss to Arizona, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. Kelly was checked on by a trainer after fielding a grounder and throwing to first base in the seventh inning, but he was able to stay in the game and finish the frame, picking up his seventh hold of the season in the process. Roberts said after the loss that the veteran reliever tweaked his right groin on the play and indicated that the team would assess him Wednesday. Kelly has pitched an inning in three of the past four days, and he probably won't be available for Wednesday's contest regardless of how he's feeling, per Ardaya.
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  • Dodgers' Joe Kelly: Returns to Dodgers

    Kelly signed a one-year contract with the Dodgers on Saturday, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports. The Dodgers declined Kelly's $9.5 million club option earlier in the offseason, but the team will retain the 35-year-old reliever -- likely at a lower salary. Kelly put up a 4.12 ERA and 1.19 WHIP across 39.1 innings in 2023, though his numbers significantly improved after being traded to Los Angeles from the White Sox in July (1.74 ERA, 0.87 WHIP in 10.1 innings). It's unlikely Kelly receives many save opportunities given his injury history and the Dodgers' already-strong bullpen, though he could still be used fairly often in high-leverage situations.
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  • Dodgers' Joe Kelly: Rusty in return

    Kelly (forearm) gave up two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out two over two-thirds of an inning in Wednesday's 6-1 loss to the Padres. Kelly had some trouble in the seventh inning after relieving starter Ryan Pepiot. Kelly walked the first two batters he faced, and both came around to score later on a Fernando Tatis single. After missing five weeks, a little rust could be expected from Kelly, who was eased into action in a low-leverage assignment. He's posted a 4.15 ERA, 1.85 WHIP and 50:17 K:BB through 33.1 innings while picking up a save, 12 holds and six blown saves this season. Evan Phillips and Brusdar Graterol figure to handle most of the save chances down the stretch and into the postseason.
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  • Dodgers' Joe Kelly: Activated from IL

    The Dodgers reinstated Kelly (forearm) from the 15-day injured list Wednesday. Kelly will return to the Dodgers' bullpen after a month-long stint on the IL with forearm inflammation. The 35-year-old has thrown 3.2 scoreless innings since rejoining the Dodgers in late July, and he could see a handful of high-leverage opportunities before the regular season comes to an end. Kyle Hurt was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.
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  • Dodgers' Joe Kelly: Aims to return Wednesday

    Manager Dave Roberts said he's hoping Kelly (forearm/elbow) can return Wednesday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. Kelly is scheduled to begin a minor-league rehab assignment Friday with Low-A Rancho Cucamonga and will make a couple of appearances before potentially returning to the Dodgers' bullpen. The veteran reliever has been sidelined since Aug. 13 due to elbow and forearm inflammation.
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  • Dodgers' Joe Kelly: Starting rehab assignment

    Kelly (forearm/elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with Low-A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports. Kelly has been on the shelf for nearly a month with inflammation in his right forearm and elbow. The hard-throwing reliever is expected back early next week.
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  • Dodgers' Joe Kelly: On track for early next week

    Kelly (forearm) is on track to be activated from the 15-day injured list early next week, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. Kelly has completed multiple successful bullpen sessions since suffering a minor setback in late August and is expected to return to action during the Dodgers' upcoming three-game series against the Padres, which begins Monday. The veteran reliever landed on the injured list Aug. 13 due to right forearm inflammation.
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  • Dodgers' Joe Kelly: Another throwing session Tuesday

    Kelly (forearm) will throw another bullpen session or a simulated game Tuesday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports. It will come after Kelly got through a 20-pitch bullpen session Friday without issue. He will need a rehab assignment before returning from his right forearm inflammation, but it shouldn't be too much longer if he continues to progress.
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  • Dodgers' Joe Kelly: Tosses 20-pitch bullpen

    Kelly (forearm) threw about 20 pitches in a bullpen session Friday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports. Kelly reportedly used his entire pitch mix in the session, which is a good indication that he is progressing well in his recovery from forearm inflammation. Per the Associated Press, the veteran reliever touched the mid-90s on his fastball, approaching the upper-90s velocity he's hovered around this season. Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic previously reported that Kelly could face hitters as soon as this coming Tuesday.
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  • Dodgers' Joe Kelly: Bullpen session, sim game on tap

    Kelly (forearm) will throw a bullpen session Friday and progress to a simulated game Tuesday, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports. Kelly was reportedly battling forearm discomfort during his bullpen session Friday, but he was able to throw another session Tuesday with no issues. The Dodgers will determine Kelly's next steps based on his performance following Tuesday's sim game, and there is still a good chance the veteran reliever is able to return before the end of the regular season.
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  • Dodgers' Joe Kelly: Bullpen session on tap

    Kelly (forearm) will throw a bullpen session Friday, Matthew Moreno of DodgerBlue.com reports. Kelly landed on the injured list Sunday due to inflammation in his right forearm and is set to resume throwing off a mound after nearly a week. Kelly will still have to remain out for at least another week following his bullpen session Friday.
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