JOE KELLY NEWS

Brian Johnson – Another Rookie to Watch

In is Red Sox Notebook column on Monday, Peter Abraham details some injury issues among Red Sox starters. Clay Buchholz- time on DL for 5 consecutive years. Joe Kelly- yet to make more than 17 starts in a major league season. Justin Masterson- injury-plagued 2014. These numbers would seem to make one and possibly two “extra starters” necessary. One of the possibilities would...
Via Fenway West
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Christian Vazquez’s Status Raises Interesting Question

The Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves were unable to play nine innings Friday. The Red Sox suffered a 4-2 loss in a rain-shortened Grapefruit League game at Champion Stadium. The Braves pounded 12 hits before the game was called with two outs in the top of the seventh inning. Old friends Pedro Ciriaco and Kelly Johnson produced the runs for Atlanta. Ciriaco, who played 104 games...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Poll: Which Boston Red Sox Injury Is The Biggest Cause For Concern?

The Boston Red Sox have remained relatively healthy throughout spring training, but the few injuries that have cropped up are to some core members of the team. Starting pitcher Joe Kelly was one of the first Red Sox to go down, though the biceps soreness he experienced in his throwing arm initially was written off as a simple dead arm issue. But on Tuesday...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Podcast: Koji Uehara’s Injury Troublesome With Opening Day Approaching

The new-look Boston Red Sox have been fairly healthy this spring. But the injuries are piling up on the pitching staff and could be a cause for concern approaching Opening Day. There’s stiff competition for some spots in Boston’s bullpen, and with injuries to starter Joe Kelly and closer Koji Uehara, the Red Sox may need to start determining pitching roles sooner rather than...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Could Open 2015 Season With Eight Relievers; Joe Kelly To DL?

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox could use their early season schedule to their advantage. While Joe Kelly has said his biceps soreness is behind him, there’s still a scenario in which the right-hander could start the season on the disabled list. “We’ll have more information to factor in by Saturday, which would include Kelly’s...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox May Put Kelly On DL, Go With Four Starters

For the first time yesterday, Red Sox manager John Farrell floated the possibility that Joe Kelly (suffering from right bicep tendinitis) might go on the disabled list. The rationale for this action would be that Boston does not need a fifth starter until April 12th (a Sunday night game in the Bronx). The extra rest would give Kelly the opportunity to fully heal from the injury...
Via FenwayNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly Will Skip Sunday Start As Precaution After Biceps Soreness

The Boston Red Sox aren’t taking any chances with Joe Kelly. The right-hander, who left Monday’s spring training start early because of right biceps soreness, will not make his scheduled start Sunday against the Philadelphia Phillies, Red Sox manager John Farrell said. Kelly threw a bullpen session Thursday and pronounced himself good to go, but this isn’t the time of year...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Should we be concerned with Red Sox rotation?

(STACY REVERE/GETTY IMAGES)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer The Spring is far enough along to take a closer look at the progress of the Red Sox, specifically the starting rotation and eventual backup should one go down.Each of the starters should have completed at least two starts in a Spring Training game, giving us something to evaluate.We have to keep in mind, as Christopher...
Via RedSoxLife
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly: Biceps Injury With Red Sox Was ‘Different And Awkward’

This embed is invalid" /> Joe Kelly wasn’t sure what to think upon exiting Monday’s start against the New York Mets. Kelly, who was removed from the contest with biceps soreness, has since checked out OK, but the Boston Red Sox pitcher understandably was confused, if not concerned, by the weird feeling in his right arm. “Anytime a pitcher comes...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Friday Links: Red Sox starters shaking off winter rust

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor With Opening Day right around the corner, the Red Sox starting staff is still shaking off the winter rust this spring: Clay Buchholz: 3 GS, 10 innings pitched, 1.80 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 12 K, 2 BB Rick Porcello: 3 GS, 10 innings pitched, 2.70 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 8 K, 3 BB Wade Miley: 2 G, 1 GS, 6 innings pitched, 6.00 ERA, 2.33 WHIP, 2 K, 5 BB Justin Masterson...
Via Fire Brand AL
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly Confident Biceps Injury No Longer An Issue At Red Sox Camp

This embed is invalid" /> Joe Kelly and the Boston Red Sox seemingly have dodged a bullet. Kelly, who left Monday’s start against the New York Mets with right biceps soreness, threw a 32-pitch bullpen session Thursday at JetBlue Park and came away without any physical restrictions. The right-hander is expected to make his next start Sunday against...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly Shows Off Spanish-Speaking Skills At Red Sox Camp (Video)

No one is going to mistake Joe Kelly for being fluent in Spanish. The Boston Red Sox pitcher knows the nuts and bolts. Kelly, who was born and raised in California, recently showed off his Spanish-speaking “skills” during team photo day in Fort Myers, Fla. Enjoy his attempt at being bilingual in the video below. Also, Kelly should take note that there’s only one “El Guapo...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly Injury Update: May Miss Sunday Start

(Stacy Revere/Getty Images)The news on Joe Kelly's bicep tendinitis was generally positive on Tuesday. Kelly left Monday's comeback win over the Mets with the arm problem, but he considered it not serious at the time. He was examined and treated by Red Sox doctors (we use this term advisedly)—and afterward, there was "still a little bit of soreness". According to Manager John Farrell...
Via FenwayNation
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Wright provides stability to shaky starting rotation

(STEVEN SENNE/ASSOCIATED PRESS)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Manager John Farrell said it best after watching Steven Wright toss three scoreless knuckleball filled innings Monday against the Mets, "Steven Wright is a guy that in my mind gives us a lot of comfort..."It has not been pretty for a few of the projected starting pitchers this spring.Yesterday we watched as Joe Kelly...
Via RedSoxLife
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Joe Kelly, Team Not Concerned About Pitcher’s Biceps Soreness

The Boston Red Sox’s pitching rotation seems to be safe for now. Right-hander Joe Kelly left his start Monday against the New York Mets with apparent biceps soreness after being roughed up for three runs on seven hits in 2 2/3 innings of work. Luckily, the club and the pitcher himself aren’t overly concerned about the injury. “Not uncommon for...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly Exits With Bicep Tightness

  Joe Kelly took the hill for the Boston Red Sox on Monday at jetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida on Monday against the New York Mets. Kelly was opposed by Matt Harvey, and the confident right-hander departed much earlier than expected. Kelly was getting hit hard by the Mets, which has been a recurring theme this spring, but he departed after throwing just one pitch in the third...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Starter Joe Kelly Leaves Start Vs. Mets With Apparent Injury

Maybe the New York Mets are contagious. On the same day it was revealed Mets starter Zack Wheeler suffered a torn muscle in his elbow, Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Joe Kelly was forced to leave his start vs. the Mets early with an apparent injury. It’s unknown at this point the nature or severity of the injury, but according to reports, Red Sox manager...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday Links: Fun spring training game, too bad we can’t watch it

Blake Swihart, the Red Sox number one prospect. Photo by Kelly O’Connor, sittingstill.smugmug.com The Red Sox are on television today. Self proclaimed 2015 Cy Young winner Joe Kelly is on the mound opposite of Tommy John comeback kid and Mets ace, Matt Harvey. Boston’s roster is touting just about all of their starters, and the Mets will start their own slew of big time names...
Via Fire Brand AL
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Debate Who Has Better Hair, Joe Kelly Or Wade Miley? (Video)

There are several topics up for debate at Boston Red Sox spring training. Can the Red Sox win without an ace? Will Koji Uehara continue to dominate at age 40? Is Xander Bogaerts primed for a breakout season? Should Mookie Betts be Boston’s starting center fielder? Yet no question divides the Red Sox’s clubhouse quite like the team’s battle for hair supremacy. Who has better...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Joe Kelly Not Buying His Impressive Radar Gun Readings

The Boston Red Sox are in good shape if they can string together wins like this during the regular season. The Red Sox won their sixth straight Grapefruit League game Wednesday by defeating the New York Yankees 10-6 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. Boston pounded 18 hits in the victory. The Sox have had an encouraging spring training to this point, and they’ll look...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Joe Kelly: ‘I Would Love To Try Stand-Up Comedy’ In Future

This embed is invalid" /> Joe Kelly isn’t joking around. Or is he? Kelly, whose personality has been on full display with the Boston Red Sox since last July’s trade from the St. Louis Cardinals, already might be eyeing life after baseball. If so, he has a perfect idea. “I would love to try stand-up comedy,” Kelly recently told the Boston Herald’s...
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly and Robbie Ross Could be Cirque du Soleil Performers

Getting that acro yoga in with @JosephKellyJr #WorkingHard pic.twitter.com/mwOr4p4soL — robbie ross (@Ross_108) March 3, 2015 One of the big talking points early on in Red Sox camp has been Pablo Sandoval’s weight. But if you ask me, people need to get over that and realize what the hell is happening in the locker room. No. It’s not a chicken and beer redux, but some intense...
Via Busted Coverage
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Joe Kelly Never Really Wanted To Be A Pitcher When Younger

This embed is invalid" /> This wasn’t how Joe Kelly drew it up. Kelly is slated to open the season as a member of the Boston Red Sox’s starting rotation. It’s a funny reality for the 26-year-old, as he never really wanted to be a pitcher when he was younger. Kelly fully expected to be an outfielder — something he had been in high school ...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Agree To Terms With Mookie Betts, 20 Others On 2015 Contracts

This embed is invalid" /> All players on the Boston Red Sox’s major league roster now officially are under contract for 2015. The Red Sox announced Sunday that they have agreed to terms with 21 players on one-year contracts for the 2015 season. The list includes: Matt Barnes, RHP Edwin Escobar, LHP Heath Hembree, RHP Joe Kelly, RHP Tommy Layne, LHP...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly Turns Page On Red Sox Loss: ‘My Springs Are Usually Terrible’

This embed is invalid" /> Joe Kelly isn’t about to panic. Kelly was far from effective Thursday as the Boston Red Sox dropped their Grapefruit League opener 9-8 to the Minnesota Twins. It was a disappointing beginning to Kelly’s slate of spring training starts, but the lackluster effort wasn’t anything the right-hander hasn’t been through before...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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