RP - CWS
Joe Kelly allowed two hits and two runs while striking out one batter in one inning to close the game and earn the save against Toronto.
Kelly was moments from disaster after allowing a two-run homer to put the Jays within one. Ultimately, he got the job done, but the veteran has been shaky at best in his Sox tenure so far.
Joe Kelly (hamstring) has been reinstated from the 15-day IL.
Kelly last pitched on 5/25 and has struggled in his limited innings so far in 2022 (9.53 ERA in 5.2 innings). That being said, Liam Hendriks just went on the IL, so there could be some save opportunities for Kelly at some point depending on how things shake out.
Joe Kelly is schedule to throw a simulated game on Sunday.
Kelly was placed on the 15-day injured list with a left hamstring strain on May 26. White Sox manager Tony La Russa said that he wishes Kelly’s sim game was in the afternoon because of how eager he is to bolster the team's bullpen. La Russa said Kelly could have a rehab outing or two at Triple-A Charlotte.
RP Joe Kelly has been placed on the 15-day IL with a left hamstring strain.
Tanner Banks was recalled from AAA Charlotte. Kelly has a 9.53 ERA in just 5.2 innings in 2022.
Joe Kelly signs a two-year deal to be part of the White Sox loaded bullpen.
Between 2020 and 2021, Kelly posted a 2.67 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP in 54 innings. Kelly brings a ton of experience to an already deep bullpen that features Liam Hendriks, Craig Kimbrel, Aaron Bummer, Kendall Graveman, and Garrett Crochet. Kelly likely does not factor into any saves but could provide some holds.