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Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly had an adorable excuse for not reporting to spring training on time

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Joe Kelly during a game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Winslow Townson / AP

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Right-handed pitcher Joe Kelly was the only Red Sox pitcher or catcher not to report to training camp by Thursday.

But he had an adorably valid excuse.

The pitcher announced the birth of his son, Knox Joseph Kelly, with a tweet on Wednesday. He also gave an update on his wife, Ashley.

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Kelly is expected to join his teammates in Fort Myers early next week.

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