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Diamondbacks' Keone Kela: Signs minor-league contract

Kela (elbow) signed a minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. Kela underwent Tommy John surgery in May of 2021, so he isn't expected to be ready to pitch until sometime in the middle of the 2022 campaign. However, he'll be a strong candidate to join the major-league bullpen once he's healthy. The right-hander has battled injuries in each of the last two seasons but posted a 2.12 ERA and 1.01 WHIP in 29.2 innings across 32 relief appearances with the Pirates in 2019.
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Brewers: Reliever Keone Kela An Intriguing Bullpen Option To Consider

The Padres announced they were declining the option on right handed reliever Keone Kela. Entering his age-29 season, he may be a prime pick up for the Brewers as he continues to rehabilitate from Tommy John surgery. The Brewers are in need of more bullpen depth; although recovering from Tommy...
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Keone Kela: Becomes free agent

The Padres declined their team option on Kela (elbow) on Friday, making him a free agent, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Having undergone Tommy John surgery in May, Kela is unlikely to pitch before the middle of next season. The righty hasn't posted solid numbers since 2019, but a team searching for cheap bullpen help figures to give Kela a shot in 2022.
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Padres' Keone Kela: Shifts to 60-day IL

The Padres transferred Kela (elbow) to the 60-day injured list Sunday. The transaction opens up a spot on the 40-man roster for outfielder Wil Myers, who was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list in a corresponding move. Kela has already been ruled out for the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, so his move to the 60-day IL won't have any bearing on his timeline to rejoin the Padres.
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Padres RHP Keone Kela undergoes Tommy John surgery

San Diego Padres right-hander Keone Kela underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday. Multiple media outlets reported about the operation early in the day, and manager Jayce Tingler later confirmed the news. Kela figures to be sidelined until the middle of the 2022 season if his rehab program stays on schedule.
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Keone Kela has Tommy John surgery

San Diego Padres relief pitcher Keone Kela underwent Tommy John surgery yesterday to repair the damaged UCL in his right elbow, per multiple reports. He will now be out until at least the middle of the 2022 season. Kela, 28, was originally a 12th round draft pick of the Texas...
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Padres' Keone Kela: Will seek second opinion

Kela will travel to Texas on Monday to receive a second opinion on his injured right arm, the Associated Press reports. Kela went on the 10-day injured list May 8 due to what was deemed a strained right forearm. He doesn't appear to be anywhere close to making a return, and the decision to seek a second opinion on the injury makes for an ominous outlook. Manager Jayce Tingler stated Sunday that the team will provide an update on Kela following the results of the second opinion, per 97.3 The Fan.
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Padres' Keone Kela: Lands on injured list

Kela was placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained right forearm Saturday. Forearm issues are sometimes the first sign of a very serious injury for a pitcher, but it's not yet clear if that's the case for Kela. He'll be unavailable for at least 10 days, with Miguel Diaz getting called up to join the bullpen in a corresponding move.
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Padres' Keone Kela: Managing forearm tightness

Kela exited Friday's game against the Giants due to forearm tightness, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports. Kela faced just one batter and gave up a solo home run prior to his removal Friday. Whether the right-hander will require a trip to the injured list remains to be seen.
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Padres place RHPs Dinelson Lamet, Keone Kela on 10-day IL

The San Diego Padres on Thursday placed right-handed starter Dinelson Lamet and right-handed reliever Keone Kela on the 10-day injured list. Lamet has forearm inflammation, and Kela has shoulder inflammation. To take their places on the active roster, relievers Nick Ramirez and Nabil Crismatt have been recalled from the alternate site.
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