The Dodgers reject Joe Kelly’s 2022 option

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The Los Angeles Dodgers turned down the $ 12 million club option for Joe Kelly for the 2022 season, from the team. The right-hander will receive a $ 4M buyout and head into the open market, but a return to Los Angeles is certainly a possibility.

Kelly was injured in his last appearance this postseason after serving as the opener. The pain “came from the musculocutaneous nerve in Kelly’s arm”, for Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times. It is expected to resume a launch schedule in six weeks, so it shouldn’t have a problem getting ready for opening day.

Kelly and his mustache have had a solid season for the Dodgers. The 33-year-old appeared in 48 games, pitched 44 innings and scored a 2.86 ERA / 3.08 FIP. Power rightly garnered a couple of saves and 13 tricks, taking out a hefty 27.5 percent of hitters and walking with an 8.2 percent league average. It will be an attractive option for a contender given his postseason experience and high leverage.

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