Pink Sox pitcher Zack Kelly makes rehab begin in Greenville, first mound look since April

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Kelly suffered an elbow damage in opposition to the Tampa Bay Rays on April 12.

Zack Kelly made his first mound look in over 4 months on Friday in Greenville. (AP Picture/Carlos Osorio)
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Pink Sox pitcher Zack Kelly received one step nearer to a serious league return, making a rehab begin in Excessive-A Greenville on Friday evening.

The proper-handed reliever hasn’t pitched since his damage in opposition to the Tampa Bay Rays on April 12. He left the mound in seen ache, drawing the eye of Alex Cora and Boston’s medical employees. Shortly after, he underwent surgical procedure on his proper elbow.

On Friday, Kelly pitched one inning within the first leg of his rehab schedule. He retired the facet in 4 batters and not using a hit, incomes a pair of strikeouts, and strolling one batter.

Kelly appeared in simply six video games as a aid pitcher for the Pink Sox in 2023, previous to his damage. He registered six strikeouts throughout 7 1/3 innings pitched, whereas giving up six hits and three runs, with a 3.68 ERA. In 4 of these outings, he didn’t permit a run.

Kelly is 28 years previous however didn’t make his first main league look till late August of 2022. Previous to that, he was working his manner by the minor leagues for 5 years. Kelly had one other elbow damage earlier in his profession which he had surgical procedure to restore in 2020. He entered into the Pink Sox minor league system the next season.

When Kelly did arrive in Boston, he made his outings depend. In 2022, he had 13 aid appearances and held opponents scoreless in all however three of these video games.

If Kelly doesn’t undergo any setbacks in his rehab course of, he may make his manner again to Boston’s bullpen earlier than the tip of the season.