"It's still a possibility," manager John Farrell said of Kelly pitching against the Yankees, "but ideally we'd like him to get to 95 where we've taken every starter up to."
Knuckleballer Steven Wright, who is on Boston's Opening Day roster, threw six innings and 95 pitches in an extended Spring Training game in Florida, and he will get a start this weekend against the Yankees if Kelly doesn't get the nod.
"We'll get a better read on Joe tomorrow when he comes in if there's any lingering affects, but both came through today so far so good," said Farrell.
Kelly is eligible to come off the disabled list on Saturday.
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