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Joe Kelly is “two or three weeks” from rejoining Cardinals

Jun 16, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

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Joe Kelly‘s recovery from a hamstring injury has gone much more slowly than expected, but now it looks like the Cardinals right-hander is finally close to coming off the disabled list.

General manager John Mozeliak told Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch that Kelly is likely “two or three weeks” away from returning, although that’s hardly set in stone given that he hasn’t even started a minor-league rehab assignment yet.

Kelly has thrived as a starter for the Cardinals, but he also has previous bullpen experience and manager Mike Matheny hinted that a return to relief work is possible if they want him back in a hurry rather than making him fully stretch out first.

  1. stlouis1baseball - Jun 16, 2014 at 12:56 PM

    Translation = “Joe Kelly is four or six weeks from rejoining Cardinals.”
    Unless of course, his leg falls off in the interim.

    • beepbeepbeeplgb - Jun 16, 2014 at 1:04 PM

      yep, that’s what i read too.

    • SocraticGadfly - Jun 16, 2014 at 3:16 PM

      Yep … why don’t they put him on the 60-day DL just to be on the safe side?

  2. okwhitefalcon - Jun 16, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    Interview with Mo this morning from AM 920, touches a tone of subjects.

    Entertaining as always, click below and click on segment 7:

    • okwhitefalcon - Jun 16, 2014 at 3:32 PM

      *EDIT FUNCTION*- “ton”

    • SocraticGadfly - Jun 16, 2014 at 4:08 PM

      The Miller part is a good observation. His walks earlier in the year were a big issue. Let’s hope what he picked up in the last month continues.

      True on Taveras … that’s what that first cup of coffee is supposed to do …. give you some things to work on.

      Jay? Meh. He’s lucky on having a “reverse split” so far this year, in relatively small sample size, against lefty pitchers. His .274/.345/.355/.700 against righties is more telling.

  3. docboss - Jun 17, 2014 at 5:54 PM

    Kelley=Swiss Army Knife of Cardinal pitching staff. He does nothing especially well, but it’s nice to have him when you have a special need.

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