Report: Chicago White Sox Place Veteran Flamethrower On Injured List


The Chicago White Sox had plenty of expectations on their shoulders coming into 2023, and thus far they've been a huge disappointment, but with just 7.5 games separating them and first place in the AL Central despite a 37-50 record, there's still time for them to make a push.

Now, that task will get somewhat harder, as the team have now officially placed veteran reliever Joe Kelly on the 15-day Injured List due to inflammation in his right elbow, and given that the All-Star break is coming up, it's unlikely we see him back for a few weeks. 

While Kelly has been a star in the past with his high velocity and lethal off-speed arsenal, he's not been the same pitcher this season, surrendering a 4.82 ERA in 28 innings of work, so perhaps this could be a blessing in disguise for a team that's struggled to build momentum in 2023. 

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