Kelly’s $4.25 million option exercised by Diamondbacks

Right-hander Merrill Kelly’s $4.25 million option was exercised Nov. 1 by the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The 32-year-old was 3-2 with a 2.55 ERA in five starts during the pandemic-shortened season. He did not pitch after Aug. 19 because of a nerve impingement in his pitching shoulder.

He earned $1,111,111 in prorated pay from a $3 million salary, the second guaranteed season of a $5.5 million, two-year deal.

Kelly’s option year carried a $500,000 buyout if it had been declined.

Arizona activated Kelly from the 60-day injured list on Sunday along with right-handers Jeremy Beasley and Corbin Martin.


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