Joe Kelly Leaves Start For PawSox After Being Hit By Line Drive

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A Triple-A start for Boston Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly ended after just one inning Wednesday night.

According to the Pawtucket Red Sox and Express-Times reporter Greg Joyce, Kelly was struck by a line drive during the first inning of the PawSox’s matchup with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

The right-hander recorded the out on the play but then left the game and was replaced by Dalier Hinojosa.

Kelly, who was demoted to Triple-A on June 25, had allowed four earned runs in 13 innings over two minor league starts entering Wednesday.

Thumbnail photo via Jason Getz/USA TODAY Sports Images

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