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August 14, 2019 09:24 AM
Rangers' Shawn Kelley: Gives up two homers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelley allowed two runs on two hits in one inning during Tuesday's 3-0 loss to the Blue Jays.

Kelley gave up back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning. That, coupled with the Rangers' cold bats, sealed the deal for Toronto. Kelley, the Rangers' one-time closer, has moved back to a setup role since coming off the injured list but has not performed well. In three outings since his return from a biceps injury, the right-handed reliever has ceded five runs on six hits and two walks.

August 7, 2019 11:16 AM
Rangers' Shawn Kelley: Reinstated from IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rangers activated Kelley (biceps) from the 10-day injured list ahead of Wednesday's doubleheader with the Indians.

Before he was forced to the IL on July 22 with biceps soreness, Kelley had acted as the Rangers' primary closer, nabbing 11 saves in 15 chances to go with a 3.00 ERA and 1.15 WHIP. Though Kelley is healthy again, he'll be relegated to a setup role with the non-contending Rangers prepared to stick with Jose Leclerc as their top ninth-inning option. Leclerc has endured a rough 2019 campaign, but he seems to have recaptured the trust of the Rangers' brass by compiling a 3.60 ERA while notching two saves over his 12 appearances since the All-Star break. The four-year extension Leclerc inked in March should also enhance his job security, making it unlikely Kelley regains the closing gig barring an injury to Leclerc or a major collapse on the latter's part.

August 6, 2019 05:56 PM
Rangers' Shawn Kelley: Will return as setup man
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelley (biceps) will pitch in a setup role when he returns from the injured list, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.

Kelley had recorded 11 saves, a 3.00 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP when he landed on the injured list in late July. Since then, Jose Leclerc, who started the season as the Rangers' closer, has moved back into the role, and he's pitched well enough to keep it. Leclerc's had his ups and downs this year, so there's certainly a chance Kelley finds himself back in the ninth-inning role before the season ends.

July 22, 2019 06:28 PM
Rangers' Shawn Kelley: Sidelined with biceps injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelley was placed on the 10-day injured list with right biceps muscle soreness Monday.

Kelley suffered the injury while warming up during Sunday's game against the Astros, and while an MRI showed no acute injury, the veteran reliever will still be forced to miss at least 10 days due to the injury. Rafael Montero was promoted in a corresponding move. The Rangers have yet to announce who will temporarily replace Kelley as the team's closer, though Jose Leclerc and Chris Martin are both possible options.

July 22, 2019 08:24 AM
Rangers' Shawn Kelley: Feels soreness in biceps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The injury Kelley suffered while warming up during the eighth inning of Sunday's game is described as soreness in his right biceps tendon, Alyson Footer of reports.

Kelley returned to the dugout without throwing a pitch and will undergo further evaluation. "We're going to find out more about that," Woodward said. "He's going to get an MRI hopefully soon. I have my fingers crossed that it's not as bad as we think." If he misses significant time, the Rangers will need to identify a new closer.

July 21, 2019 05:12 PM
Rangers' Shawn Kelley: Suffers injury on warmup pitch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelley left Sunday's game against the Astros after suffering an injury on a warmup pitch, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

The nature of Kelley's injury has yet to be revealed, but it's worth noting he received a cortisone shot last week, per Grant. He'll be considered day-to-day until further notice. Jose Leclerc could be in line for more save opportunities if Kelley is forced to miss an extended period of time.

July 8, 2019 07:00 PM
Rangers' Shawn Kelley: Earns extra-innings win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelley (4-2) allowed two hits across two shutout innings Sunday, striking out two batters and earning the win over Texas.

Kelley needed a season-high 38 pitches to get through his two scoreless innings Sunday. However, it was a quality bounce-back outing after he yielded two runs in a loss Saturday. The 35-year-old owns a 3.09 ERA with 11 saves this season.

July 8, 2019 07:00 PM
Rangers' Shawn Kelley: Gives up runs in rusty appearance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelley allowed two runs on three hits while striking out two in Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Twins.

The Rangers have not been involved in contests that require a traditional closer of late, so Kelley pitched for the first time in nine days. Although he threw 17 of his 22 pitches for strikes, the lack of use showed in his missed location, resulting in three consecutive hard-hit balls.

June 29, 2019 01:36 AM
Rangers' Shawn Kelley: Snags 11th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelley picked up the save against the Tigers on Thursday, working around a pair of hits to record a scoreless ninth inning and close out a 3-1 victory for the Rangers. He struck out three and walked none.

It wasn't an entirely smooth effort as Kelley allowed a couple of base hits, but he bounced back to strike out the side and pick up his 11th save of the season. The 35-year-old right-hander has blown four saves since taking over as the closer, but his overall numbers for the season are solid, as he's got a 2.79 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 28:5 K:BB over 29 innings.

June 24, 2019 11:28 PM
Rangers' Shawn Kelley: Earns four-out save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelley allowed one hit over 1.1 scoreless innings, striking out one and earning the save over the White Sox.

It was Kelley's first time recording more than three outs in one appearance since April 20, before he was the team's main closer. He moves to 10-for-14 in save chances this season. Kelley doesn't exactly have a tight grip on the closing job in Texas, but overall, he's getting the job done.

June 21, 2019 02:04 PM
Rangers' Shawn Kelley: Posts ninth save despite homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelley allowed one run on two hits with one strikeout while recording his ninth save during the ninth inning against the Indians on Thursday.

The right-hander has allowed three runs in his last five outings, two of which have come off solo homers like Thursday's. During this stretch, Kelley has blown two saves, but the three-run lead helped prevent that from happening against the Indians. Kelley is 3-1 with a 2.81 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 21 strikeouts in 25.2 innings this season. He is also 9-for-13 in save opportunities.

June 16, 2019 12:44 AM
Rangers' Shawn Kelley: Bounces back with eighth save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelley pitched a perfect ninth inning to earn the save Saturday at Cincinnati. He did not record a strikeout.

Kelley needed only 11 pitches to put down the Reds in order, which is a good rebound effort after blowing the save in his last outing Monday. The 35-year-old has blown three of his last six save opportunities but overall has a 2.55 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 20:5 K:BB in 24.2 innings this year.

June 11, 2019 08:00 AM
Rangers' Shawn Kelley: Fails to hold lead
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelley allowed a run on four hits and blew his fourth save in Monday's 4-3 extra-innings win over Boston.

The Rangers plated two in the top of the ninth off Boston's Matt Barnes to take a lead, putting Kelley in position for the save. However, he blew his third save in the last five chances and needed a quirky double play along with a baserunning blunder to avoid losing it in the ninth. Chris Martin later came on to save the game in the 11th inning.

June 7, 2019 04:40 PM
Rangers' Shawn Kelley: Records seventh save of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelley worked around a walk with one strikeout in a scoreless inning to earn his seventh save of the season Thursday against the Orioles.

A night after blowing the save in Texas' 12-inning victory, Kelley was able to convert his opportunity to lock up a one-run game. He worked up to 20 pitches, but he never appeared to be in serious trouble as he lowered his ERA to 2.38. Jose Leclerc still looms, but Kelley seems likely to continue seeing save opportunities for now.

June 6, 2019 10:08 PM
Rangers' Shawn Kelley: Blows save chance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelley was charged with a blown save Wednesday against the Orioles, allowing a hit and a walk while recording two strikeouts.

Kelley was called upon in the ninth inning to protect a one-run lead, but he failed to do so after surrendering a solo home run to Richie Martin. While the Rangers ultimately rebounded to earn the win, Kelley has now blown two of his last three save chances. He'd put together three scoreless outings since his last blown save prior to Wednesday's effort, but only one came in a save situation. Jose Leclerc continues to pitch well -- he added two scoreless frames Wednesday -- putting some pressure on Kelley to quickly turn around his performance in order to remain the team's closer.

May 30, 2019 12:48 PM
Rangers' Shawn Kelley: Rebounds to record save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelley allowed one hit and one walk while striking out one in the ninth inning to earn the save Wednesday against the Mariners.

Kelley allowed the first two batters he faced to reach base but rebounded to record a strikeout and double play to close the game. He now has six saves on the season, with manager Chris Woodward notably turning to Kelley in the save situation after he blew a 2-1 lead in Saturday's action against the Angels. Kelley has now recorded each of the team's last four saves, so the closer role appears to be his for the time being.

May 26, 2019 04:28 PM
Rangers' Shawn Kelley: Charged with blown save, loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelley (3-1) allowed two runs on three hits in two-thirds of an inning to take the loss against the Angels on Saturday.

Kelley had converted saves three times in the last four days, but he was unable to protect a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the ninth. It's the second blown save of the season for Kelley, who now has a 2.55 ERA and 0.96 WHIP over 18 appearances. Kelley's heavy workload this week may lead to save chances for Jose Leclerc or Chris Martin in the near future.

May 25, 2019 08:56 AM
Rangers' Shawn Kelley: Earns fifth save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelley picked up the save against the Angels on Friday, allowing one hit and striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning.

Kelley got it done once again, keeping the Angels quiet to pick up his fifth save of the season. The right-hander, who has stepped in while Jose Leclerc has worked on his mechanics, has a 1.59 ERA and 0.82 WHIP in 17 innings.

May 23, 2019 03:00 PM
Rangers' Shawn Kelley: Closes out M's
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelley earned his fourth save Wednesday, giving up a hit and a walk while striking out two over one inning in a 2-1 win over the Mariners.

Kelley made it interesting, putting two men on with one out before striking out the final two batters and nailing down his second save in as many games. Jose Leclerc, the closer Kelley replaced, has pitched well of late, striking out 16 and walking four with one run allowed over his last nine innings. Kelley's time as the primary closer could end soon.

May 21, 2019 11:52 PM
Rangers' Shawn Kelley: Picks up third save in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelley gave up one run on one hit in the ninth inning Tuesday to record his third save of the season in a 5-3 win over the Mariners.

Omar Narvaez did his best to spoil Kelley's return from the IL with a solo homer, but the right-hander was still able to get the job done. Jose Leclerc worked a scoreless eighth inning in front of Kelley, however, and it seems only a matter of time until they switch roles again and Leclerc reclaims closer duties.

Situational Stats
vs Chicago 2.101 3.86104
vs LHB 17.100 6.750511
vs RHB 21.200 2.080225
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Pitching Stats
2009SEA54 4.504100004 46.045232393941
2010SEA31 3.962200000 25.0261111511226
2011SEA00 0.001000000 12.270000310
2012SEA24 3.254700002 44.1432016501545
2013NYY42 4.395700001 53.1472826802371
2014NYY36 4.535900047 51.2452626512067
2015SD22 2.455300000 51.1411814401563
2016WAS32 2.646700079 58.0411917901180
2017WAS32 7.273300046 26.02921211211125
2018WAS-OAK20 2.945400002 49.0331616711150
2019TEX52 4.15390001115 39.045181881736
Total 3225 3.714830002646 456.1402200188728137514
Batting Stats
2009SEA41000000000 --- --- ---
2010SEA22000000000 --- --- ---
2011SEA10000000000 --- --- ---
2012SEA47000000000 --- --- ---
2013NYY57000000000 --- --- ---
2014NYY59000000000 --- --- ---
2015SD53000000000 --- --- ---
2016WAS67100000100 .000 .000 .000
2017WAS33000000000 --- --- ---
2018WAS-OAK54100000100 .000 .000 .000
2019TEX40000000000 --- --- ---
Total 483200000200 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
2011SEAP10010010 .000
2015SDP53043010 .750
2017WASP33010010 .000
Total  483061312734 .951
More Pitching Stats
2009SEA12766 0.4720012 .257191 11.2 .4404
2010SEA21333 0.4200000 .265112 14.0 .4900
2011SEA11017 0.6500000 .15947 7.1 .2050
2012SEA62859 0.4921012 .256190 11.8 .4052
2013NYY22957 0.5313008 .233227 11.8 .4211
2014NYY43948 0.8310003 .231220 11.5 .3593
2015SD43848 0.8113000 .220205 9.8 .3230
2016WAS23656 0.6610002 .194224 8.1 .4032
2017WAS11639 0.4120002 .266121 14.2 .6242
2018WAS-OAK33461 0.5610002 .188190 8.3 .3812
2019TEX12947 0.7220001 .290165 12.2 .5104
Total 27299531 0.591370222 .2341892 10.8 .41720
Postseason Pitching Stats
2016WAS00 0.00200000 1.21000003
2018OAK00 0.00100000 1.01000000
Total 00 0.00300000 2.22000003
Minor League Pitching Stats
2007 A-Wisconsin11 2.2590000 12.0164310414
2007 A-Everett10 3.0030000 3.02111004
2008 AA-West Tenn31 2.11290009 42.2311210211744
2008 A-High Desert00 0.00120003 12.081001312
2008 A-Wisconsin00 3.5280003 7.2103300212
2009AAA-Tacoma00 0.0010000 1.00000000
2009R-Azl Mariners00 0.0022000 2.00000003
2010AAA-Tacoma Rainiers00 5.4030001 3.11220036
2011AAA-Tacoma Rainiers10 1.93120000 14.0113330615
2011AA-Jackson Generals01 0.0032000 3.04300103
2012AAA-Tacoma Rainiers20 0.90140006 20.092200425
2014AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr00 0.0011000 1.01000000
2014AA-Trenton Thunder00 0.0011000 0.20000012
2015AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm00 0.0011000 1.00000012
2015AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas10 0.0020000 3.00000012
2017AAA-Syracuse Chiefs11 8.1082000 6.28663029

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Louisville, KY
Texas Rangers

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