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White Sox activate Joe Kelly from IL, designate Bryan Shaw for assignment

White Sox activate Joe Kelly from IL, designate Bryan Shaw for assignment originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

The Chicago White Sox announced that right-hander Joe Kelly has been activated from the injured list prior to Saturday night’s game in Minnesota, with reliever Bryan Shaw being designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

Kelly, 35, is in his second season with the White Sox and last appeared on July 4, when he surrendered two runs and recorded two strikeouts in a one-inning outing against the Toronto Blue Jays.

This season, Kelly has appeared in 29 games, posting a 1-4 record and one save with a 4.82 ERA.

While a slight improvement over last season, Kelly has compiled a 5.54 ERA and 1.446 WHIP in 72 games with the White Sox over the past two seasons, a marked decline from a solid stint with the Dodgers in which he posted a 3.59 ERA and 1.225 WHIP in 115 games.

As for Bryan Shaw, the veteran right-hander will likely look to catch on elsewhere after a brief, underwhelming tenure with the White Sox.

In six games and 7.2 innings with the South Siders, Shaw posted a 9.39 ERA while yielding three walks and totaling four strikeouts.

This year’s struggles mark a continuation from 2022, when he posted a 5.40 ERA across 60 games with the Cleveland Guardians.

The White Sox take on the Twins from Target Field in Minneapolis tonight on NBC Sports Chicago at 6:15 pm local time.

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