Kelly (hamstring) appeared in relief in Friday's 6-5 loss and Saturday's 8-3 win against the Diamondbacks, tossing perfect innings in both outings.
Before he was summoned out of the bullpen Friday, Kelly had been out of action since July 30 while recovering from a minor hamstring injury. He's seemingly come out of both appearances without any setbacks, so he should be an integral part of the bridge to closer Kenley Jansen moving forward.
Manager Dave Roberts said Kelly (hamstring) is unavailable for Tuesday's game at San Francisco, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
The veteran right-hander tweaked his hamstring during Sunday's win over the Rockies and will be sidelined for at least one game. It's not believed to be a serious issue, so Kelly could be available for Wednesday's contest.
Kelly tweaked his hamstring in the ninth inning of Sunday's win over the Rockies, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Kenley Jansen had pitched on three of the last four days, so Kelly entered Sunday's game in the ninth inning for the save opportunity. The right-hander allowed one hit and no walks while striking out one in a scoreless inning to earn the fourth save of his career and his first since 2019. However, manager Dave Roberts revealed after the game that Kelly suffered a hamstring injury while fielding a grounder, and he'll be evaluated Monday.
Kelly earned a hold against San Francisco on Tuesday, completing 1.1 perfect innings and striking out one batter.
The right-hander picked up his fifth hold of the campaign with the efficient outing during which he fired nine of 10 pitches for strikes. Kelly has held opponents scoreless over his past eight appearances, allowing only one hit while posting an 8:2 K:BB over that span. After a rough start to the season, he now carries a 4.00 ERA and 1.00 WHIP overall.
Kelly (2-0) earned the win Tuesday over the Phillies after he pitched a perfect seventh inning while striking out a batter.
Kelly entered to begin the seventh with the task of shutting down the top of the Phillies' order and got through the inning with no trouble. The 33-year-old righty has had a much better month of June with a 1.42 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 6:1 K:BB over 6.1 innings but still owns a 5.40 ERA overall thanks to a pair of rough outings in May.
Kelly allowed four runs on five hits in two-thirds of an inning against the Angels on Friday. He did not register any walks or strikeouts.
The veteran right-hander made his 2021 debut after missing over a month while recovering from offseason shoulder surgery. Kelly did not look sharp in the brief appearance, yielding a triple, three doubles and a single, resulting in four runs. Some rust was to be expected given Kelly's long layoff, and he'll almost certainly receive ample opportunity to right the ship given the number of Dodgers relievers currently on the shelf.
Kelly (shoulder) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Thursday.
Kelly spent the first month of the season recovering from November surgery, but he'll now be available to make his season debut out of the bullpen. Left-hander Scott Alexander (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.
Kelly (shoulder) is nearing his return to the Dodgers, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
The righty has yet to pitch in 2021 as he nears the end of his recovery from November shoulder surgery. Injury problems in both the Dodgers' rotation and bullpen have emphasized the need for additional experienced pitchers on the roster, and Kelly could work his way into a late-inning role if he impresses upon returning.
Kelly revealed Friday that he underwent surgery on his right shoulder back in November, Rob Bradford of WEEI reports.
Kelly had reportedly been dealing with shoulder troubles since late in the 2019 season, which were eventually revealed to be related to a cyst on a nerve in his shoulder. Recovery from the procedure will wind up costing him the first month of the season, but he's expected to make his season debut in the second week of May.
Manager Dave Roberts said Kelly (shoulder) could be activated from the 10-day injured list during the upcoming 10-game road trip, which begins Thursday at Milwaukee, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
It was recently reported that the 32-year-old is expected to return in early or mid-May, and it appears he's on track for that timeline. Kelly is currently throwing at the alternate training site. Once activated, he could take on a significant role in the injury-depleted Dodgers bullpen.
Kelly (shoulder) is expected to return in early or mid-May, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Kelly dealt with shoulder soreness throughout camp and opened the regular season on the injured list. He could serve as one of the team's top setup men upon his return with Corey Knebel (lat) expected to miss multiple months.
Kelly (undisclosed) is with the Dodgers but doesn't have a timetable for his return, Michael J. Duarte of NBC LA reports.
Kelly has been throwing since late February, but there's no indication how far he has progressed. The designation of his injury is also cloudy; Kelly dealt with a shoulder issue last last season, but the organization hasn't stated that the right-hander's current absence is related to that injury. According to Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times, Kelly's return date is currently behind that of fellow sidelined reliever Brusdar Graterol (not injury related).
Kelly (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday, retroactive to March 29.
Manager Dave Roberts announced last weekend the veteran right-hander would open the season on the injured list, though the move wasn't made official until the roster was finalized Thursday. Kelly is recovering from right shoulder inflammation and was throwing bullpen sessions toward the end of camp, but he had yet to progress to facing live hitters.
Kelly (shoulder) will begin the 2021 season on the injured list, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Kelly dealt with a shoulder injury throughout spring training and has been progressing through his throwing program, but he'll require a stint on the injured list before he's ready to return to game action. The right-hander has yet to face live hitters this spring, and it's not clear when he'll be able to make his season debut.
Kelly (undisclosed) threw a bullpen session Sunday but isn't likely to be ready by Opening Day, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Kelly continues to make progress toward a return, but he has yet to face live hitters and won't do so until tossing more bullpens. With Opening Day now 10 days away, it appears Kelly won't be able to ramp up in time to start the season on the active roster.
Kelly (shoulder) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Monday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Kelly still hasn't been cleared to throw in a game situation, and while it's a good sign that he continues to ramp up, he still has a few more hurdles to clear, as Plunkett mentions. He is running out of time to get ready for Opening Day.
Kelly (shoulder) continues to progress through his throwing program but isn't a lock to be ready for Opening Day, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.
Kelly has been dealing with shoulder soreness since the start of camp. Previous reports indicated that the Dodgers were fairly certain he'd be ready to go when the regular season begins, but they now appear to be less confident. There haven't been suggestions that he's likely to require a lengthy stay on the injured list if he does wind up needing one, however.
Manager Dave Roberts said Kelly (shoulder) is a "ways away" from being ready for game action, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.
The 32-year-old's Friday bullpen session seemed to indicate he was nearing a return, but Roberts said otherwise Sunday. Kelly has dealt with an unspecified illness and shoulder soreness, and he still has more than three weeks to get healthy and prepare for Opening Day.
Kelly (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Friday and is progressing through his throwing program, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Kelly has started slowly this spring due to a bout of soreness and an unspecified illness, but he appears to be working his way back in shape. The Dodgers expect the right-hander to be ready for Opening Day, and he figures to be a key cog in the team's bullpen as long as he stays healthy.
Kelly resumed his throwing program at Dodgers camp Sunday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Kelly left camp Friday after falling under the weather, but he returned Sunday and was able to resume throwing. He has had a slow start this spring as a result of shoulder soreness, but the right-hander should have ample time to ramp up before Opening Day.
|Last 7 Games|
|07/31||@ ARI||W 8-3||1.0||0||0||0||0|
|07/30||@ ARI||L 5-6||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|07/25||vs COL||W 3-2||1||1.0||1||0||0||1|
|07/24||vs COL||W 1-0||0.1||0||0||0||1|
|07/20||vs SF||W 8-6||1.2||0||0||0||1|
|07/18||@ COL||L 5-6||1.0||2||1||1||2|
|07/09||vs ARI||L 2-5||1.0||1||0||1||2|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||AFX-Quad Cities River Ba||103.0||26||18||0||6||8||1||92||45||103||4.63||1.437|
|2011||AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals||72.0||12||11||0||5||2||0||62||34||56||2.62||1.250|
|2015||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||19.0||4||4||0||1||1||0||18||6||14||2.84||1.053|
|2016||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||35.0||17||4||0||1||1||2||46||6||29||1.54||1.000|
|2017||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||1.0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0.00||0.000|