Sox Lose Kelly to Dodgers
By Tyler Englander 12/16/2018
Joe Kelly is taking his high energy mentality to the west coast.
The 30-year-old reliever has signed a 3-year, $25 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The deal is a homecoming for him since he grew up in southern California.
Last season Kelly went 4-2 with a 4.39 ERA. He became a Boston legend following his postseason heroics– giving up 1 earned run in over 11 innings of work. Kelly also will be remembered for his fight with Yankee Tyler Austin who charged the mound in April.
Now, the Red Sox will continue to look for bullpen help.
The Sox aren’t expected to re-sign closer Craig Kimbrel who is looking for a 6-year deal.