Joe Kelly

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Rob Bradford
April 12, 2018 - 1:02 am
Tyler Austin slid into Brock Holt's leg. Holt took exception to the slide, offering some pointed words to the Yankees baserunner. The benches cleared. Four innings later, Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly offered some payback with a 98 mph fastball in Austin's back. The New York designated hitter also...
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Ryan Hannable
March 29, 2018 - 8:49 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Leading 4-0 going into the eighth inning, it appeared the Red Sox would cruise to an Opening Day win over the Rays. But, that didn't happen as Red Sox relievers allowed six runs in the frame to fall to the Rays, 6-4. It all started with right-hander Joe Kelly, who didn't...
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Ryan Hannable
March 29, 2018 - 8:27 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- That was not the start the Red Sox were looking for. Leading 4-0 going into the bottom of the eighth inning, the Red Sox bullpen allowed six runs to blow a dominant Chris Sale outing, falling to the Rays 6-4 on Opening Day. After Sale threw six scoreless innings, Matt Barnes...
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Rob Bradford
March 01, 2018 - 12:52 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It was late morning in the Red Sox clubhouse when Dwight Evans walked over to Joe Kelly. "So you were the idiot out there," the former outfielder said jokingly. Kelly, with his face still half covered in white make-up, confirmed he was the person Evans had seen out on the...
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John Tomase
February 21, 2018 - 2:12 pm
Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly was hit in the right shin by a Brock Holt comebacker during batting practice and limped off the field before heading out for precautionary X-rays, the results of which weren't immediately available. Chris Smith of MassLive.com was filming when Kelly was hit and posted the...
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Rob Bradford
January 24, 2018 - 1:08 pm
Here's the bad news for the Red Sox: It took them 163 games to figure out they had a problem. The good news? They have finally figured it out. To understand what we're talking about when it comes to the issues facing the Red Sox, a good place to start is listening to reliever Joe Kelly explain how...
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John Tomase
January 12, 2018 - 4:28 pm
The Red Sox do not yet have a deal with Mookie Betts. Friday's deadline to exchange arbitration figures came and went without a contract for Betts, the two-time All-Star and 2016 MVP runner-up, the team announced. The Red Sox were more successful with their other nine arbitration-eligible players,...
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Rob Bradford
September 19, 2017 - 2:59 am
BALTIMORE -- Who says baseball players aren't political? There was plenty of praise heading Jackie Bradley Jr.'s way after what he did during the Red Sox' 10-8, 11-inning win over the Orioles Monday night. But it was Joe Kelly who offered the most unique round of applause. Bradley Jr. made another...
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John Hand
August 03, 2017 - 9:24 am
Here is a look at what happened in the Red Sox farm system on Wednesday. TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET (54-55): L, 6-5 vs. Syracuse -Joe Kelly made a relief appearance in Pawtucket on Wednesday, as he works back from a left hamstring strain. Kelly threw a 1-2-3 seventh inning, using just eight pitches, six of...
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Rob Bradford
July 15, 2017 - 4:27 pm
Prior to the Red Sox' game with the Yankees Saturday afternoon, John Farrell proclaimed Joe Kelly would be the eighth inning set-up man for Craig Kimbrel "when available." Well, Kelly might be second-most relied upon reliever in the Sox' bullpen, but he won't be available for a bit. Just before the...
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