Saturday, January 16, 2016

Red Sox Sign Joe Kelly To One-Year, $2.6M Contract

(AP Photo)
Right-handed starter Joe Kelly signed a one-year, $2.6 million contract with the Red Sox to avoid salary arbitration.That's a more than $600,000 raise from his 2015 salary. Kelly went 10-6 with a 4.82 ERA last season and will likely be the fifth starter in 2016—behind David Price, Clay Buchholz, Rick Porcello and Eduardo Rodriguez. Of course, his best role might ultimately be in the bullpen—where his powerful stuff might actually be more effective in short stints.