LB alumni & Boston Red Sox pitcher Zack Kelly!

Following successful surgery and a summer of uninterrupted rehab, Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Zack Kelly said Sunday he is hopeful he will be available to help his baseball team’s attempt to reach the postseason.

However, if all goes well over the next week, he will make a quick stop back home to help Boston’s local farm team wrap up its last homestand.

The Lord Botetourt High graduate who grew up in Daleville said he has progressed enough following nerve surgery last May and is scheduled to begin a series of minor league rehab assignments starting on Friday at Boston’s High-A club in Greenville, South Carolina.

But after that, it will be a homecoming affair, as he is scheduled to throw three times in Salem, where the Red Sox will wrap up their Low-A Carolina League season with the Carolina Mudcats starting on Sept. 5.

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