Joe Kelly Injury: Updates on Red Sox SP's Shoulder and Return

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured Columnist

Mar 19, 2016; Fort Myers, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly (56) throws a pitch in the second inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at JetBlue Park. The Red Sox won 3-1 as the game was cancelled after five innings due to inclement weather. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Joe Kelly was removed from April 19's start against the Tampa Bay Rays because of a shoulder injury. He was placed on the disabled list; however, he's ready to return.

Continue for updates. 


Kelly Active vs. Indians

Saturday, May 21

Kelly started against the Cleveland Indians on Saturday and took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning before Juan Uribe broke it up, per MLB.


Kelly Making Progress on Rehab Assignment

Saturday, May 7

Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reported Kelly threw 53 pitches in a start for Double-A Pawtucket on Friday. He's scheduled to throw 80 pitches in a start on Wednesday.


Inconsistent Kelly Off to Rough 2016

Kelly has struggled so far this season prior to April 19. The right-hander has a 10.13 ERA with 14 hits and eight walks allowed in eight innings through his first two starts. 

While rotation depth is not an area of strength for the Red Sox, they were able to weather the storm in Kelly's absence due in large part to a hot offense.

Now that Kelly is back, perhaps the pitching can help the offense win more games as they seek an AL East crown.

Stats courtesy of ESPN.com unless otherwise noted.

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