Boston Red Sox right-hander Joe Kelly is not only making his debut for the club Wednesday night, but he’s doing it against the team that traded him away just last week.
Kelly, along with first baseman/outfielder Allen Craig, came to the Red Sox from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for John Lackey. The 26-year-old has struggled with injuries this season, limiting him to just seven starts and a 2-2 record to go along with a 4.37 ERA.
But the right-hander comes with plenty of upside, according to NESN’s Dennis Eckersley. Eck explains that he’s young, he’s been tested in the playoffs and while he’s not going to be Boston’s Opening Day starter next season, he’s going to make an impact in the rotation.
Check out the video above to hear more from Tom Caron and Eck.