Kelley dealing with inflammation in triceps

Kelley dealing with inflammation in triceps

Kelley dealing with inflammation in triceps

NEW YORK -- Yankees reliever Shawn Kelley was not available to pitch in Thursday's 9-8 loss to the Red Sox because he's dealing with inflammation in his triceps, said manager Joe Girardi.

Girardi said the issue has kept Kelley out of the past few games -- he hasn't pitched since he gave up two runs on two hits without recording an out Sunday against the Orioles -- and will likely keep him sidelined until sometime next week.

Tests showed Kelley just has inflammation in the area. The right-hander is 4-2 with a 3.96 ERA and 66 strikeouts over 50 innings this season.

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