RP - BOS - IL60
Boston Red Sox pitcher Zack Kelly hopes to return to the mound this season as he works his way back from an elbow injury.
Kelly underwent a successful ulnar nerve transportation revision in his right elbow on Tuesday and seemingly hasn't ruled himself out for the season quite yet. He was originally injured in a game against the Rays on April 12 as he put forth a solid 3.68 ERA across six appearances before going down with the injury.
Zack Kelly left his relief appearance early on Wednesday against the Rays.
Kelly wound up holding his arm after hitting Yandy Diaz. He was down and appeared to be emotional and holding his arm as he was getting helped off the field. It is tough break for Kelly who worked hard to make the Opening Day roster for Boston. There should be a further update on his status later this week.
Zack Kelly allowed one hit and struck out one batter while delivering a scoreless eighth inning against the Orioles on Thursday. He earned the win as Boston ultimately defeated Baltimore by a score of 5-3 in the series finale.
Kelly is now 1-0 with an impressive 2.13 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and .196 OBA through 12 relief outings in his rookie campaign. The 27-year-old has issued 10 strikeouts and four walks along the way.