Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:30:57 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Joe Kelly (biceps) is working through soreness in his biceps. Manager John Farrell said Kelly is feeling better but may have his next turn in the spring rotation pushed back.
Fantasy Tip: Farrell said he'd hoped to have Kelly throw 175-180 innings in the regular season, and that could still happen if Kelly doesn't have injuries like this act up. Kelly should be considered in later rounds of deeper leagues only.
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 16:53:26 -0800
Boston Red Sox SP Joe Kelly pitched 124 innings with the St. Louis Cardinals and Red Sox last year, but manager John Farrell hopes to have Kelly throw 175-180 innings this year.
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:14:53 -0700
Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox SP Joe Kelly (shoulder) left the game early Friday, Aug. 22, because he felt a sensation in his shoulder. Tests on the shoulder did not show any injury, and he is expected to make his next start.
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:01:25 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Joe Kelly (undisclosed) left the game early Friday, Aug. 22, because of an undisclosed injury. The team said Kelly was removed as a precaution.
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:47:26 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Joe Kelly made his team debut Wednesday, Aug. 6, in a start against his former team, the St. Louis Cardinals. He is the first pitcher to go seven-plus innings and allow three or fewer hits in his Red Sox debut since former SP Hideo Nomo's no-hitter April 4, 2001. He allowed one run, three hits and four walks over seven innings with two strikeouts in the no-decision and quality start.
Fantasy Tip: Kelly will be a hot property off the waiver wire in AL-only fantasy leagues, if he wasn't already. He has the potential to be a solid fantasy option, and perhaps a change of scenery was all he needed to live up to his potential.
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 12:33:29 -0700
The Boston Red Sox have added SP Joe Kelly to their 25-man active roster. In a corresponding move, SP Anthony Ranaudo was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:15:34 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Joe Kelly is likely to make his debut for the team next week against his former team, the St. Louis Cardinals.
Fantasy Tip: Crazy timing that'll be, huh. Anway, with the move to the American League East, Kelly's value should drop a bit, but it's not like he was on the rosters of many to begin with. We feel that Kelly should only be owned in AL-only leagues.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:41:57 -0700
The Boston Red Sox acquired OF Allen Craig and SP Joe Kelly from the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, July 31, in exchange for SP John Lackey.
Fantasy Tip: Well then. Craig has been a former shell of himself this year, but the move to Boston could spark a turnaround in a more hitter-friendly environment. He'll also see more consistent playing time in Beantown. Kelly hasn't excited since his return from the DL, and he won't be any more intriguing with the move to the AL East.
Back in St. Louis, the departure of Craig opens up everyday PT for Oscar Taveras. Everyday at-bats should be good for the youngster, and it could elevate his play to levels that we've expected of him. He should be owned everywhere now.
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:28:56 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SPs Joe Kelly and Carlos Martinez will pitch Saturday, July 19, and Sunday, July 20, respectively, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. As previously reported, Lance Lynn will open the series Friday, July 18.
Fantasy Tip: Kelly and Martinez are risky road starts against a strong and rested Dodgers lineup. However, both are solid low-end pitching options with upside in all formats for the second half.
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 07:36:25 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Joe Kelly said he was not happy with how he pitched Friday, July 11. "It was pretty horrible," said Kelly. "I hope that this was the worst outing for this year. I guess there's only one way to go from here. Up."