LA Dodgers bring back Joe Kelly, acquire Lance Lynn from White Sox

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The Los Angeles Dodgers added much-needed depth to their pitching staff ahead of the Aug. 1 trade deadline, ESPN reported.

On Friday, the Dodgers reportedly acquired starter Lance Lynn and welcomed back reliever Joe Kelly from the Chicago White Sox. 

It’s currently unknown what the Dodgers gave up in exchange for the two pitchers.

Lynn and Kelly make a combined $27.4 million. 

The two are a welcome addition as ace Clayton Kershaw hasn't pitched since June 27 due to a shoulder injury and Dustin May is likely out for the remainder of the 2023 season, while there have been numerous injuries in the bullpen. 

Joe Kelly #17 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during Game 3 of the NLCS between the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodgers Stadium on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Im

Kelly was a member of the 2020 World Series team.

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The Dodgers also brought back fan-favorite Kiké Hernandez from Boston and added shortstop Amed Rosario from Cleveland to the roster this week. 

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