Los Angeles Dodgers Re-Signing Familiar Face

It was the place of his greatest accomplishments—both between the lines, and in the cultural zeitgeist. Really, there's no place veteran reliever Joe Kelly should be other than with the Los Angeles Dodgers. And after a short triumphant return at the end of last season, Kelly is re-signing in Hollywood. 

It's a one-year deal for Kelly, to come back to the team he finished last season with, with 11 innings and a 1.74 ERA. He was acquired in a trade with the Chicago White Sox on July 28.

The 35-year-old was a notable member of the Dodgers from 2019-21, helping the club win a World Series in 2020, and being forever crowned as the guy who stood up to their arch-enemies, the Houston Astros, who had just been confirmed in 2020 to have cheated their way to the 2017 World Series.

His pouty face was immortalized in a mural on a building in LA.

Kelly owns a 53-37 record with a 3.95 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in his 12-year MLB career.