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Joe Kelly Suffers Injury in Dodgers’ Loss to Diamondbacks

Los Angeles Dodgers fan favorite Joe Kelly told manager Dave Roberts he felt something in his groin after fielding a bunt in the seventh inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

Roberts said Kelly won’t be available on Wednesday and will be re-evaluated. The Dodgers lost Tuesday’s game, 4-3 in 10 innings.

Kelly managed to finish the inning giving up one hit and striking out one batter in his lone inning of work, lowering his earned-run average to 5.25.

The Dodgers can’t afford to add another bullpen arm to the injured list that already includes Ryan Brasier, Blake Treinen, Connor Brogdon, and Brusdar Graterol. However, Kelly is no stranger to injuries. His 2023 season was plagued with three trips to the injured list for myriad ailments including a right groin strain in April, a right elbow inflammation in July, and a right forearm inflammation in August.

Kelly has appeared in 13 games this season, pitching 12 innings and giving up eight runs, seven earned, on 13 hits.

Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

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Maren Angus

Maren Angus-Coombs was born in Los Angeles and raised in Nashville, Tenn. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and has been a sports writer since 2008. Despite being raised in the South, her sports obsession has always been in Los Angeles. She is currently a staff writer for Dodgers Nation and the LA Sports Report Network.

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