Kela was placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained right forearm Saturday.
Forearm issues are sometimes the first sign of a very serious injury for a pitcher, but it's not yet clear if that's the case for Kela. He'll be unavailable for at least 10 days, with Miguel Diaz getting called up to join the bullpen in a corresponding move.
Kela exited Friday's game against the Giants due to forearm tightness, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
Kela faced just one batter and gave up a solo home run prior to his removal Friday. Whether the right-hander will require a trip to the injured list remains to be seen.
Kela left Friday's game against the Giants in the bottom of the seventh inning with an apparent injury, Bob Scanlan of Bally Sports San Diego reports.
Kela allowed a go-ahead home run to lead off the bottom of the seventh inning, and he was immediately removed from a game with an injury. The nature and severity of the issue aren't yet known.
Kela (shoulder) was activated from the 10-day injured list Sunday.
The 28-year-old landed on the injured list April 22 with tightness in his right shoulder, but he'll rejoin the Friars after spending the 10-day minimum on the shelf. Kela allowed one earned run over his first 7.2 innings of the season before surrendering three runs in his final appearance before landing on the injured list.
Kela was placed on the injured list Thursday with right shoulder tightness, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
Kela was roughed up on Wednesday night, as he allowed three earned runs and coughed up two home runs. This injury may well have been the cause, as he had pitched to a 1.17 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with an 11:2 K:BB across 7.2 innings prior to that appearance. Though no timeline has been given, there's a strong chance that Kela will be out beyond the minimum 10 days, as he battled shoulder injuries in both 2017 and 2019 and has also suffered from elbow trouble throughout his career.
Kela (2-1) allowed three earned runs on two hits and a walk while striking out one in an inning of relief Wednesday against the Brewers. He took the loss.
Kela did not have his command in this one. He left the ball over the plate, resulting in a pair of sixth-inning home runs by Omar Narvaez and Jace Peterson -- blowing a 2-1 lead and handing him his first loss of the season. The veteran reliever's ERA went from 1.17 to 4.15 after Wednesday's performance.
Kela (2-0) pitched a scoreless eighth inning on one hit while striking out one, receiving the win Sunday over the Dodgers.
After 5.2 scoreless innings to start the season, Kela blew the lead against the Dodgers in his previous appearance Friday. He was able to return to dominance Sunday by earning the win and lowering his ERA to 1.17. In addition, Kela has recorded at least one strikeout in all of his eight relief appearances. The 28-year-old isn't currently in line for save chances, but he is proving to be a solid option should any future opportunities arise.
Kela (1-0) struck out two batters during a 1-2-3 seventh inning as he picked up his first win of the season against the Giants on Tuesday night.
Kela entered the game in the seventh after six strong innings from Yu Darvish and quickly retired the side on 16 pitches. The 28-year-old was able to notch his first win of the new campaign after Victor Caratini hit a two-run homer in the bottom half of the inning to give the Padres a 3-1 lead. Kela has gotten off to a good start, striking out five while allowing just one hit over three shutout innings.
Kela (forearm) is scheduled to pitch as a reliever in Saturday's spring game against the Dodgers, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Kela dealt with forearm tightness over the final month of the 2020 season, but he'll make his spring debut with his new club Saturday. Barring any setbacks, the right-hander will presumably be able to build up in time for Opening Day.
Kela (forearm) signed a contract with the Padres on Sunday, Andersen Pickard of MLBDailyDish.com reports.
Kela missed the final month of the 2020 season due to forearm tightness, and it's not yet clear whether he's fully healthy. The terms of his deal with the Padres aren't known, but he should serve as a late reliever for his new club after posting a 2.27 ERA and 1.07 WHIP over 31.2 innings across the past two seasons with the Pirates.
The Pirates transferred Kela (forearm) from the 10-day injured list to the 45-day IL on Sunday.
Kela wasn't a candidate to rejoin the Pirates before Sunday's season finale in Cleveland, so his move to the 45-day IL was merely designed to open up a spot on the 40-man roster for catcher Andrew Susac. Viewed by many as the frontrunner to close for the Pirates this season, Kela was limited to just three appearances, as he missed time after testing positive for COVID-19 before being shut down with forearm tightness in August. He didn't record a save in any of those outings.
Kela (forearm) is playing light catch on flat ground but has shifted his focus to preparing for the offseason, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
Kela has been on the injured list for nearly a month, and he won't return during the 2020 season as he continues to recover from right forearm tightness. It's unclear whether the right-hander will return in time for spring training in 2021 after making just three appearances this season.
Kela (forearm) continues to work toward his return, though the Pirates aren't sure he'll have time to do so before the end of the season, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
The righty has missed nearly a month with forearm tightness, though he's been able to throw for almost two weeks. The Pirates haven't officially ruled him out for the year, but general manager Ben Cherington said Tuesday that "the calendar is starting to work against us a little bit."
Kela (forearm) has thrown off a mound, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Kela has been increasing his throwing program since suffering a forearm injury Aug. 21. The right-hander still hopes to return to the mound this season, but it's unclear when he could do so. The right-hander has made only three appearances during his injury-plagued season, but he could reclaim his closing role once he's healthy.
Kela (forearm) played catch from 120 feet Wednesday and could throw a bullpen session later this week, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
The 27-year-old landed on the injured list last week with right forearm tightness, but he wasn't prevented from throwing for too long. Kela is unlikely to be activated when eligible to return this weekend, but his return may not be far off with a successful bullpen session.
Kela was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with right forearm tightness, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
The move is retroactive to Aug. 24, so Kela could return as soon as Sept. 4, but given the nature of the injury, it's possible he won't return anytime soon. The Pirates said Kela was "available" Tuesday, which was either untrue or he suffered a setback. The back end of the bullpen has been decimated by injuries, so it's unclear who would get a save chance in the short term, but Richard Rodriguez might be the top option.
Kela (forearm) won't throw until the tightness in his arm resolves itself, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Medical staff director Todd Tomczyk said that Kela is taking part in advanced plyometric work that will prepare him to throw, but he has not played catch since his brief one-batter appearance at PNC Park on Friday. The team has no current timetable for his return.
Kela (forearm) still hasn't thrown since Friday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
This does not align with recent reports that he is available out of the Pirates' bullpen. For now it seems we should consider him day-to-day.
Kelva (forearm) is available for Tuesday's game against the White Sox, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
The 27-year-old exited Friday's game with forearm tightness, but the team downplayed the injury and said he has no structural concerns. Kela still hasn't thrown since Friday, so the Pirates are likely to keep a close eye on him should he be called upon Tuesday. Richard Rodriguez earned one save over the weekend in his place, but Kela should operate as the closer as long as he's healthy.
Pirates general manager Ben Cherington said Sunday that the team isn't concerned about Kela's forearm injury, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Specifically, Cherington intimated that nothing is structurally wrong with Kela's right forearm/elbow, and the GM expressed optimism that the right-hander's injury was detected before it evolved into something more serious. The Pirates' reluctance to place Kela on the 10-day injured list since he exited Friday's win over the Brewers with the tight forearm seemingly supports the notion that his injury is viewed as a day-to-day concern. With another day to rest Monday while the Pirates are off the schedule, Kela may be ready to return to action as soon as Tuesday's game against the White Sox. While Kela was unavailable for Sunday's 5-4 win over the Brewers, Richard Rodriguez handled closing duties, retiring the side in the ninth inning to collect his first save of the season.
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|2017||AAA-Round Rock Express||4.0||4||0||0||0||0||1||8||1||5||2.25||1.500|