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SHAWN KELLEY RUMORS & GOSSIP

2016 Nats roster outlook: Shawn Kelley adds needed depth to bullpen

The newly-signed Shawn Kelley is an experienced and versatile reliever who could help fix the Nats' bullpen woes from 2015.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nationals sign reliever Shawn Kelley to three-year deal

One of the Washington Nationals' biggest priorities this offseason was to strengthen their bullpen.It seems as though they've been doing just that.After signing Oliver Perez before the Winter Meetings, the Nats traded infielder Yunel Escobar to the Los Angeles Angels for hard-throwing righty Trevor Gott and added veteran righty Yusmeiro Petit.On Thursday, the rebuild continued as...
Via Fox Sports
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Our lucky horse head is gone

Today, Shawn Kelley, the Yankee bullpen lug nut known for mixing overpowering performances with brutal whippings, was dealt to the San Diego Padres - (yes, Virginia, there is a San Diego Padres) - for a middling, 22-year-old, Double A, RH relief pitching prospect named - (cue the Scarface soundtrack) - Johnny Barbato. This is one of those Cashman clunkers that makes no sense, unless...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Shawn Kelley (Future Closer?) to Padres

The Padres acquired yet another player today, as the new General Manager continues to trade away the prospects the past General Manager acquired for win-now assets. You could call Shawn Kelley just a reliever, but that doesn’t make him sound special. He is a little special, though, and he could absolutely close. A word from […]
Via Fangraphs
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Odd good-luck charm credited for Yanks' winning streak

With time winding down on the season and the New York Yankees’ hopes of making the postseason dwindling, relief pitcher Shawn Kelley may have inadvertently stumbled upon the team’s good luck charm while perusing Amazon. Kelley last week debuted a particularly disturbing-looking horse head mask during pregame stretches and since then, the Yankees have not dropped a game. Since...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Injury Update: Shawn Kelley starts rehab assignment

The New York Yankees dropped to 31-30 on the season following a 8-4 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Saturday. The Yankees have struggled, in the bottom half of the Major Leagues in both team ERA and runs scored. Help may be on the way to bolster the bullpen, as Shawn Kelley began his rehab assignment. Reports are that he had no issues, which is a good sign moving forward. #487113429...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Injury Update: Shawn Kelley has setback

Shawn Kelley's timetable is up in the air after the ailing New York Yankees reliever suffered a setback while trying to make his way back from a lumbar injury. Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that Kelley will not head out on a rehab assignment over the weekend as previously planned after waking up Tuesday with back stiffness, following Monday's catch session.Manager...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Laz Diaz once again decided to make a spectacle out of himself last night

On Monday night, Laz Diaz gave the 39,701 fans at Angel Stadium what they wanted when he put on a show in the eighth inning before ejecting Yankees pitcher Shawn Kelley. After Kelley jawed with Diaz for what he felt was a tight strike zone, Diaz spent ten seconds essentially brushing Kelley off and antagonizing him before ejecting him from the game. The crowd roared with pleasure...
Via The Outside Corner
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Short term saves: Shawn Kelley taking over the 9th with David Robertson on the DL

Through the first few weeks of the season, we’ve seen closers dropping like flies with either injuries or managerial decisions removing them from anticipated 9th inning roles. This past week as part of the Touch ‘em all podcast on Fantasy Sports Network, our Chris Meaney, Mike Omelan and myself discussed this fact when pointing out that chasing saves in the draft room is often...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Closer David Robertson to DL

The New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 today, and it was Shawn Kelley who earned the save for the Pinstripes, not David Robertson.  After the game Joe Girardi told the media that Robertson will be placed on the 15-Day disabled list with a pulled groin.  Kelley got Matt Wieters to fly out, Nelson Cruz to pop out and Steve Lombardozzi to ground out, and needed just...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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