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.
Activity begins in Pawtucket pen after Kelly look liner to midsection. Hinojosa getting hot—
(@PawSox) July 08, 2015
Actually, line drive appeared to hit off of Kelly's right forearm. Went straight to the clubhouse after getting out at first. @jcmccaffrey—
Greg Joyce (@GJoyce9) July 08, 2015
Julian Benbow (@julianbenbow) July 09, 2015
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.
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