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Shawn Kelley | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Yankees activated RHP Shawn Kelley from the 15-day disabled list.
Kelley will be back in the Yankees' bullpen on Wednesday after missing five weeks with a back injury. The righty had a 3.52 ERA in 15 1/3 innings before the injury. Jun 11 - 6:45 PM

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Shawn Kelley (back) is aiming to return to the Yankees' bullpen on Wednesday.

Kelley will make one more rehab appearance with Double-A Trenton on Monday before rejoining the big club. He's been on the shelf since May 7 due to stiffness in his back.
Jun 8 - 12:28 PM

Shawn Kelley (back) could be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

Kelley struck out two and walked one over two-thirds of an inning in a rehab appearance for Double-A Trenton Saturday. "I think you have to look at how the ball was coming out," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Saturday. ‘Was his velocity there? Was his slider sharp? Those sort of things. Sometimes it's more than just what the numbers say. Does he need another? We'll probably have a little better idea after today."
Jun 8 - 10:11 AM

Shawn Kelley (back) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Double-A Trenton on Saturday.

Kelley has been on the shelf since May 7 due to stiffness in his back. He's likely to make at least two appearances in minor league games, and if all goes well should rejoin the Yankees bullpen at some point next week.
Jun 7 - 8:34 AM

Shawn Kelley (back) is expected to pitch in a simulated game on Wednesday.

If it goes well, he could be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment Friday. The right-handed setup man has been out since May 7 with a back injury. He should be able to rejoin the Yankees' bullpen early next week.
Jun 2 - 3:34 PM

Shawn Kelley (back) threw 20 fastballs and five sliders in the bullpen at Yankee Stadium on Saturday.

It was his first time on the mound since his back locked up following an outing against the Angels on May 6. Kelley is scheduled to throw another bullpen session before going on a brief rehab assignment in the minor leagues.
May 31 - 10:50 AM

Shawn Kelley (back) played catch from 75 feet Monday with no issues.

It's a nice step, but it's not clear when Kelley will progress to mound work. The reliever is expected to be sidelined for another couple weeks.
May 26 - 8:36 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Saturday that it would be "pretty close" to another two weeks before Shawn Kelley (back) returns from the disabled list.

Kelley woke up with more stiffness in his back on Tuesday and hasn't thrown since. The setback means that he'll require an additional rehab game or two plus the bullpen sessions that were already planned before being activated. The reliever hasn't pitched in a game since May 6.
May 25 - 10:05 AM

Shawn Kelley's (back) rehab has been halted after he woke up with stiffness Tuesday.

Tests on Kelley's back are coming back clean, but he hasn't been able to get over the hump. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be shut down. The reliever has been sidelined since early May.
May 21 - 12:27 PM

Yankees placed RHP Shawn Kelley on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 7, with a back injury.

Kelley was expected to be available Monday night, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi said after the game that he wasn't ready yet. He has already been sidelined for a week, so he'll be eligible to return late next week if he can get back on track physically.
May 13 - 4:10 PM

Shawn Kelley (back) remained unavailable to pitch in Monday's game.

The Yankees had thought Kelley would be ready to go after being unavailable over the last week with a stiff back, but he's still feeling it. "(He's) still not right, manager Joe Girardi said. "He does not have the flexibility to finish his pitches." Consider Kelley day-to-day.
May 12 - 11:06 PM

Shawn Kelley (back) is available to pitch Monday against the Mets.

Kelley hasn't pitched since last Tuesday due back stiffness, but a precautionary MRI came back clean. He was actually warming up in the bullpen on Sunday and likely would have pitched if the game had gone to extra innings, so it sounds like he's over the issue.
May 12 - 4:15 PM

Shawn Kelley underwent a precautionary MRI on his stiff back on Friday which came back clean.

Kelley said after Friday's game that he may be available to pitch on Saturday. He has been a very valuable piece of the Bombers bullpen this season, including filling in admirably in the closer's role while David Robertson was sidelined.
May 10 - 12:12 AM

Shawn Kelley collected his fourth save of the season in the Yankees' win over the Cubs in the first half of Wednesday's doubleheader.

Kelley gave up a two-out single to Anthony Rizzo in the top of the ninth inning and then Rizzo advanced to second base on fielder's indifference, but Kelley rallied back to strike out Nate Schierholtz and end the threat. Kelley remains a must-own in all standard fantasy leagues until David Robertson returns from the disabled list.
Apr 16 - 4:01 PM

Shawn Kelley sent down the Red Sox in order on Sunday, preserving a 3-2 victory over the Red Sox.

It's the third save for Kelley this week who has done an admirable job filling in for closer David Robertson. With Robertson due back on April 22, Kelley will have at least one more week to rack up saves, and should be started in all fantasy leagues until then.
Apr 13 - 11:18 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Francisco Cervelli
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Stephen Drew
SS1Derek Jeter
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
2Zelous Wheeler
3Alex Rodriguez
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Martin Prado
2Ichiro Suzuki
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Michael Pineda
4David Phelps
5Brandon McCarthy
6Shane Greene
7Chris Capuano
8CC Sabathia
9Ivan Nova
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Dellin Betances
3Shawn Kelley
4Adam Warren
5David Huff
6Esmil Rogers
7Rich Hill