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.
Kelly (shoulder) threw an unspecified number of pitches off a mound Thursday, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.
Kelly had thrown from 90 feet over the past two days, and he progressed to mound work Thursday. The right-hander missed the start of camp due to shoulder soreness, but he is now ramping up his throwing program ahead of Cactus League play. Barring any setbacks, Kelly should have enough time to prepare to pitch by the start of the regular season.
Kelly (shoulder) has thrown from 90 feet on consecutive days, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Kelly appears to be rounding into shape after being shelved at the start of camp due to shoulder soreness. The veteran suffered from the same issue last season, and it's unclear whether the Dodgers are simply being careful with him or if there remains some carryover into the start of spring. With plenty of time to go until Opening Day, however, there's a strong chance that Kelly will be ready to pitch by the start of the campaign.
Manager Dave Roberts stated that Kelly is not yet ready to throw bullpen sessions due to soreness, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Roberts didn't give any specific details related to the soreness, but instead said that Kelly is "still coming back" and "not quite there yet." Given the timing of the issue, it doesn't appear that there should be any concern for Kelly's status to start the regular season. While Kenley Jansen will start the season locked in the closer role, Kelly should fill high a high-leverage role in the Dodgers' bullpen.
Kelly was credited with the save by recording the final out of Wednesday's Game 2 against the Padres. He walked two batters.
Closer Kenley Jansen surrendered two runs and was pulled with two outs and the tying run on second base, leaving Kelly to face Fernando Tatis and Manny Machado. Kelly walked both batters but was able to induce a groundout from Eric Hosmer to end the game. It was the right-hander's first outing of the postseason and his first game action since Sept. 26, but he was able to get the job done against San Diego's best bats.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/15||vs PHI||W 5-3||1||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|06/14||vs PHI||W 3-1||1.1||1||0||0||0|
|06/09||@ PIT||W 2-1||1.0||0||0||1||1|
|06/08||@ PIT||W 5-3||1.0||2||1||0||0|
|06/04||@ ATL||W 9-5||0.2||1||0||0||1|
|06/01||vs STL||L 2-3||1.1||0||0||0||3|
|05/30||vs SF||L 4-5||0.2||1||0||2||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|