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Dodgers Activate Joe Kelly, Scott Alexander Placed on Injured List



There were a couple of off day moves for the Dodgers on Thursday. The club announced that right-hander Joe Kelly would be coming off the injured list and joining the team in time for the series in Anaheim starting on Friday. In a corresponding move, left-hander Scott Alexander was placed on the IL with shoulder inflammation. The move is retroactive to May 3.

Kelly will be making his season debut when he finally gets into a game. He spent spring training and the first month of the season rehabbing from offseason surgery to remove a cyst from his right shoulder. The 32-year-old is entering his third and final season with Los Angeles.

The Alexander move explains a few pitching decisions made during the Dodgers’ recent series with the Chicago Cubs. Dave Roberts said that the hurler was unavailable to pitch in Tuesday’s doubleheader but available on Wednesday. However, he did not appear in a game that very much could have likely used him.

 The left-hander is in his fourth season with the Dodgers and has posted a 3.44 ERA in 127 games with LA.

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Written by Clint Pasillas

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  1. This 2021 LA Dodgers team is a mess! They got hit hard with the CV jab!
    1. Clayton “Gunslinger” Kershaw (22) half inning pitching.
    2. Mookie “MLB” Betts (50) Can’t hit the ball in play/Striking out way to much!
    3. Corey “Beast” Seager (5) Horrible defense & way to many errors/Strike outs!
    4. Edwin “Minors” Rios (43) cannot hit a ball in play if his life depended on it!
    5. All the players on the Injured List!

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