Keone Kela, Relief Pitcher, Texas Rangers, #50
Date of Birth: 4/16/1993
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
College: Everett Community College
Keone Kela, relief pitcher for the Texas Rangers, was first drafted by the Seattle Mariners in 2011 but he didn't sign with them. A year later, he was drafted by the Rangers. He pitched in the Rangers' minor league system from 2012 through 2014.
Kela had a full season with the Rangers in 2015, pitching in 68 games of relief with them. He finished the season with 7 wins and 5 losses, 68 strikeouts to 18 walks, and a 2.39 ERA in 60.1 innings.
Kela spent time on the DL with elbow issues in 2016, limiting his playing time to 35 games. He finished the season with 5 wins and 1 loss, 45 strikeouts to 17 walks, and a 6.09 ERA in 34.0 innings. In the postseason, he pitched 1.2 innings in 1 game and he gave up no hits.