Merrill Kelly (Arizona Diamondbacks), the spearhead of the KBO’s “reverse export myth,” will be sidelined with an injury.
ESPN reported on Aug. 28 (KST) that “Arizona has moved Kelly to the 15-day disabled list. The move is retroactive to June 26.”
After playing four years with the SK Wyverns (now SSG Landers) in the KBO, Kelly signed with Arizona after the 2018 season and made the jump to Major League Baseball (MLB).메이저사이트
Since then, he’s fought his way into the starting rotation and has been a solid one-two punch for Arizona this season.
In 16 starts, he has compiled a 9-4 record with a 3.22 ERA, leading Arizona to a first-place finish in the National League West. He’s tied for first in the National League in wins with teammate Zach Gallon (9-2) and is tied for second in all of MLB.
After taking the loss in a start against the San Francisco Giants on May 25, allowing seven runs (five earned) in five innings, Kelly has been sidelined with right calf inflammation. His timetable for a return is undetermined.
“It has not yet been determined which pitcher will be next in line for Kelly’s next start,” ESPN said. Arizona recalled pitchers Kevin Zinke and Justin Martinez from Triple-A earlier in the day.