Ian Kinsler suspended for one game

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When you get kicked out of a game, you can’t come back on the field to celebrate a walkoff home run. Ian Kinsler didn’t follow that rule this past Friday, however, and as a result he’s been suspended one game.

Man, I hope no one hits a walkoff homer the day he serves his suspension. He may not be able to restrain himself:

Kinsler: Yay!

Selig: You just bought yourself another game, mister!

Kinsler: Well, I’m free the game after that, but beyond that I’m gonna have to check my calendar.

Selig: Good, because it’s gonna be filled. We’ll keep goin’. You want another? Just say the word. Just say the word!  Instead of going to prison, you’ll come here!  Are you though?

Kinsler: No!

Selig: I’m doin’ society a favor!

Kinsler: So?

Selig: That’s another one, right now!  I’ve got you for the rest of your natural born life if you don’t watch your step!  You want another one?

Kinsler: Yes!

Selig: You though?

Kinsler: Not even close . . . BUD!

Report: Dodgers to sign Joe Kelly to three-year deal

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Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Dodgers are close to signing reliever Joe Kelly. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the deal is for three years and around $25 million.

Kelly, 30, posted a 4.39 ERA with a 68/32 K/BB ratio in 65 2/3 innings out of the Red Sox bullpen during the regular season in 2018. He turned it up a notch in the postseason, limiting the opposition to two runs (one earned) in 11 1/3 innings with a 13/0 K/BB ratio.

With the Red Sox, Kelly mostly pitched seventh and eighth innings ahead of closer Craig Kimbrel. He will likely do the same ahead of closer Kenley Jansen, sharing the workload with Pedro Báez.