Joe Kelly proved to be a force for the Boston Red Sox during their 2018 postseason run, but it didn’t come without some mid- to late-season struggles.
The right-hander fell out of his groove in June after his infamous brawl with then-New York Yankee Tyler Austin at Fenway Park in April, and many wondered whether he’d make the postseason roster. Fast forward to October, when he dominated for Boston, helping the Red Sox to their fourth World Series championship in 15 seasons.
Kelly hit the free-agent market this offseason and agreed to a three-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the team the Red Sox defeated to win baseball’s crown. Although the pitcher was lights out in the postseason, Kelly hasn’t always been consistent on the mound.