Injury Updates on Keone Kela and Erik Gonzalez

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that the rehab assignment in Indianapolis for infielder Erik Gonzalez has been ended. They also announced that relief pitcher Keone Kela has been assigned to Indianapolis on rehab prior to Saturday night’s game.

Gonzalez suffered a left hamstring strain during Thursday night’s game and left in the sixth inning. His rehab assignment was coming to a close by July 17th (20 days maximum for position players), so he will now have to wait for the hamstring injury to heal, which will likely lead to another rehab stint. He was hitting .188/.188/.219 in nine games before the injury. He was originally out of action due to a left clavicle fracture.

Keone Kela has been on the injured list since May 8th with right elbow inflammation. He attempted a rehab stint with Indianapolis back on May 25th, but after allowing three runs in his only inning of work, he was shut down again. He joins Indianapolis tonight and will have up to 30 days before he returns to the Pirates.