RP - SD - IL60
Padres reliever Keone Kela will miss the remainder of the 2021 season due to Tommy John surgery. Kela underwent the surgery today, May 19th.
After a 24 save season in 2018, Kela's career has taken a downward trend outside of a small 2019 sample of 29.2 innings with a 2.12 ERA. This will keep him out of the 2021 season and likely into part of the 2022 season.
Padres pitcher Keone Kela exited Friday’s game against the Giants with forearm tightness.
Kela faced one batter before being removed from Friday’s game with forearm tightness. He is considered day-to-day. Kela owns a 5.06 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP across 10 2/3 innings in 2021.
San Diego placed relief pitcher Keone Kela on the injured list Thursday with right shoulder tightness.
The Padres also placed Dinelson Lamet on the injured list with a forearm strain. Kela has recorded a 4.15 ERA over nine appearances so far this season with 12 strikeouts and three walks.
Jon Heyman of the MLB Network is reporting that free agent RHP Keone Kela has a agreed to a deal with the Padres.
The terms of Kela’s deal with the Padres are unknown at this time. He missed the end of the 2020 season due to forearm tightness. Kela owned a 2.12 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and a 33:11 K:BB ratio across 29 2/3 innings for the Pirates in 2019. The 27-year-old could see some save opportunities and will serve as a late-inning relief option for the Padres in 2021.
Keone Kela (forearm) is playing light catch on flat ground but has shifted is preparing for the offseason.
Kela won't return for the 2020 campaign and will focus on preparing for the offseason. He has been out for over a month due to a forearm injury. Kela will finish 2020 with a 4.50 ERA, 2.00 WHIP and three strikeouts over two innings.