Some people throw the ball too hard, others have underlying issues that result in an injury. Joe Kelly cooks and stands for too long.
The 31-year-old flamethrower came to camp on Friday with a sore back, telling reporters and Dave Roberts that cooking cajun food was the culprit.
Kelly said that he was standing for too long and, as a result, his back stiffened up.
Despite the culinary complication, JP Hoornstra of the OC Register took video of Kelly throwing from a mound.
Of the Dodgers’ current injuries this is far and away the least concerning and the funniest.
Kelly’s cooking adventures did not end as well as I’m sure he would have hoped but the severity of the back stiffness appears to be a non-issue.
Kelly has appeared in two games this spring in which he pitched two innings to the tune of a 4.50 ERA. With a loose back and good food, Kelly should see a lot more action as the season gets closer.