Joe Kelly, Red Sox agree to terms on one-year contract, avoid arbitration

Joe Kelly and the Boston Red Sox on Friday agreed to terms on a one-year, non-guaranteed contract, allowing the two sides to avoid salary arbitration. Kelly initially struggled after joining the Red Sox at the 2014 trade deadline but surged in the second half of last season. The right-hander won eight consecutive starts from Aug. 1 to Sept. 7, allowing two or fewer runs in each...
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Joe Kelly Keeping Tabs On Boston Red Sox’s Evolving Rotation Situation

Joe Kelly realizes it’s a numbers game. The Boston Red Sox have five starters — Kelly, Clay Buchholz, Rick Porcello, Wade Miley and Eduardo Rodriguez — vying for four spots in the rotation behind newly signed ace David Price. Someone from the group could be traded, perhaps as early as this week at the Major League Baseball winter meetings in Nashville, Tenn. Kelly is taking...
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Torey Lovullo: Joe Kelly ‘Doing Something Right’ After Strong August (Video)

Joe Kelly is unstoppable on the mound right now. The Boston Red Sox right-hander is 6-0 in his last six starts with a 2.68 ERA and 28 strikeouts. He will look to make it seven in a row when he faces the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday. “He is throwing pitchers that are unpredictable,” Red Sox interim manager Torey Lovullo said on “Friday Night Fenway” before the game. ...
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

JABO: Meet the New and Almost Identical Joe Kelly

Not unlike the rest of us, the Red Sox are just tossing in the surf waiting for the inevitable to happen. Inevitable demise = fun! Their starting pitching is a huge reason why they’re in this unenviable position, and as a starting pitcher for Boston, Joe Kelly is an individual part of that collective failure. Boston was depending on him to pitch like a major-league starter, to...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Joe Kelly turning his season around?

Jorge CamargoContributing WriterWinslow Townson/APRecently, Boston has been playing like a good baseball team. The remaining games are kind of pointless because the Red Sox are obviously out of contention (despite Lovullo's recent comments) but it's still nice to see some rookies like Travis Shaw and Blake Swihart swinging the bat well and pitchers like Joe Kelly turning their...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Joe Kelly Needs To Challenge Hitters, Pitch More Inside (Video)

Joe Kelly’s task Saturday afternoon is to keep the Boston Red Sox’s positive momentum alive following two straight victories. But if he is to do that, he needs to pitch better than his last two outings. Kelly is coming off a no decision against the Chicago White Sox in which he lasted 3 1/3 innings. He is now 2-6 on the season with a 5.94 ERA. “I’d get him to challenge more...
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

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