Morning sports update: What Joe Kelly had to say about the Red Sox and being a free agent

"When people bring up free agency it’s like, 'Oh crap, I am a free agent.'"

Joe Kelly with the World Series trophy
Joe Kelly with the World Series trophy, somewhere between Los Angeles and Boston on Oct. 29, 2018. –Stan Grossfeld/ Globe Staff

Boston fans have a doubleheader to look forward to on Wednesday, as the Celtics host the Bulls at 7 p.m. before the Bruins face the Avalanche in Colorado at 10 p.m.

The Patriots are in their bye week, next playing against the Jets on Nov. 25 at MetLife Stadium.

Joe Kelly wants to stay with the Red Sox “for the rest of my career”: In a Radio.com interview with Jim Rome, Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly discussed his thoughts on free agency:

It’s one of those things where I don’t even feel like a free agent because I still feel like I’m a part of the Boston Red Sox. I still feel like that’s where I’m going to be for the rest of my career. When people bring up free agency it’s like, ‘Oh crap, I am a free agent.’ And I happened to pitch well in the postseason and now teams are going to want me to play for their team.

It’s one of those things where it still — I just got back to California a couple days ago, my wife just drove in with our dogs from Boston, she made a long three day drive, which God bless her heart — So it’s one of those things where we just got back, so free agency right now is just me just coming back to California, just relaxing, having a good time with my family.

Like I said deep down inside I still feel like I’m on the Red Sox even though technically I’m not. So it’s one of those things, it’s going to be fun to see what teams are interested in me, and hopefully I can be a Red Sox through the rest of my career.

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