Mon, 11 Jan 2016 09:06:44 -0800
Washington Nationals RP Jonathan Papelbon is expected to remain with the Nationals, especially after the team just traded RP Drew Storen to the Toronto Blue Jays. General manager Mike Rizzo hasn't ruled out a trade of Papelbon, but the GM spoke highly of his closer on a conference call Saturday, Jan. 9. "We see Papelbon as being one of our late-inning relievers. He's been very effective at it his entire career, including last year, except for the last portion of the season," Rizzo said. Papelbon is guaranteed $11 million in 2016. RPs Shawn Kelley, Yusmeiro Petit and Trevor Gott were mentioned by Rizzo as possibilities for the eighth-inning setup role to Papelbon.
Fantasy Tip: Despite all of the talk surrounding Papelbon's fracas with Bryce Harper at the end of last season, he remains one of the better closers in the league and is on a winning club. Now that Storen is out of the picture, Papelbon is an even safer fantasy closer as a top-tier ninth-inning fireman.
Sat, 09 Jan 2016 12:29:57 -0800
Washington Nationals RP Shawn Kelley is likely to move into the setup role vacated by Drew Storen after he was dealt to the Toronto Blue Jays, according to general manager Mike Rizzo. He also mentioned RPs Trevor Gott, Felipe Rivero and Blake Treinen as other pitchers who could vie for the eighth-inning job.
Fantasy Tip: Kelley should be of interest to fantasy owners who participate in leagues that use the holds category and he could see an occasional save opportunity on days when Jonathan Papelbon is unavailable. He went 2-2 with a 2.45 ERA in 53 games for San Diego last season, with 63 strikeouts over 51 1/3 innings, and should be targeted in the later rounds of NL-only leagues.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:40:20 -0800
San Diego Padres RP Shawn Kelley and RP Dale Thayer avoided arbitration by agreeing to one-year deals Friday, Jan. 16. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Tue, 30 Dec 2014 04:00:06 -0800
The San Diego Padres designated SP Keyvius Sampson for assignment on Monday, Dec. 29, to make room for RP Shawn Kelley on the roster.
Mon, 29 Dec 2014 11:02:37 -0800
The San Diego Padres acquired RP Shawn Kelley from the New York Yankees Monday, Dec. 29, in exchange for P John Barbato.
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 18:12:38 -0700
New York Yankees RP Adam Warren is a potential prospect to join the depleted starting rotation, but manager Joe Girardi likes him in the bullpen for now. "Warren's been a vital part of our bullpen," Girardi said Tuesday, June 17. "He really stepped up when (RP Shawn Kelley) went down. He's a guy that can give you multiple inning down there, but as I said, we'll continue to evaluate our staff."
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 15:34:29 -0700
The New York Yankees activated RP Shawn Kelley (back) from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, June 11, and optioned RP Matt Daley to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in a corresponding move.
Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:09:39 -0700
New York Yankees RP Shawn Kelley (back) is expected to return from the disabled list Wednesday, June 11.
Sun, 08 Jun 2014 18:40:46 -0700
New York Yankees RP Shawn Kelley (back) will make another rehab appearance Monday, June 9, but it is not known for which team he will pitch. Kelley likely will be on a 20-pitch limit again.
Sat, 07 Jun 2014 06:36:55 -0700
New York Yankees RB Shawn Kelley (back) was sent on a rehab assignment to Triple-A Trenton Saturday, June 7.