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Casey Kelly | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Padres activated RHP Casey Kelly from the 60-day disabled list.
Kelly hasn't started a game at the major league level since 2012 due to elbow problems, but the hope is that he'll finally be 100 percent healthy heading into 2015. The 25-year-old right-hander was considered a top prospect as recently as 2013. Mon, Nov 3, 2014 07:02:00 PM

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Casey Kelly (elbow) will not ramp up his throwing program until the beginning of next year.

Kelly has not thrown off a mound since May 19, when he tossed six scoreless innings for Double-A San Antonio while on his rehab assignment from Tommy John surgery. His elbow was sore after that start, and although MRIs revealed no structural damage, he's yet to do anything but play catch since then. It's another lost year for the 24-year-old, as he's made just 18 starts since the beginning of 2012.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 11:06:00 PM

Padres transferred RHP Casey Kelly from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

It's a procedural move that won't affect the right-hander's recovery timetable. Kelly is on his way back from Tommy John surgery and still a few weeks away from resuming his throwing program. He's already had one major setback.
Mon, Jun 23, 2014 04:03:00 PM

Casey Kelly (elbow) is likely to resume throwing about 2-3 weeks.

Kelly is still dealing with some soreness in his elbow, but the good news is that he doesn't have any ligament damage. Even if all goes well with his throwing program, he likely won't be an option for the Padres until well into the second half of the season.
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 07:59:00 PM

Casey Kelly (elbow) is still a few weeks away from resuming a throwing program.

Kelly had a setback during his rehab assignment late last month, and although tests came back negative, the Padres are proceeding cautiously with him. He won't be an option for the Padres until the second half.
Mon, Jun 16, 2014 09:30:00 PM

An MRI on Casey Kelly's (elbow) pitching arm has come back negative.

Kelly had some soreness after his last rehab start, necessitating the exam. He's avoided structural damage, but there's no timetable for the right-hander's return to the mound. Kelly is working his way back from Tommy John surgery and has a 2.21 ERA and 17/1 K/BB ratio over 20 1/3 rehab innings so far.
Fri, May 30, 2014 11:32:00 AM

Padres general manager Josh Byrnes said that Casey Kelly (elbow) will skip a rehab start after being "a little sore" after his last outing.

It sounds like the Padres are just being cautious here, as Byrnes said the club just wants to "make sure he's ready to go." Kelly has pitched well on his rehab assignment so far, putting up a 2.21 ERA and 17/1 K/BB ratio over 20 1/3 innings.
Thu, May 22, 2014 07:51:00 PM

Casey Kelly (elbow) tossed six scoreless innings in a rehab start Monday for Double-A San Antonio.

Kelly struck out six and did not issue a walk in the impressive outing. He hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2012 due to elbow issues but could be an option for the Padres' rotation by the end of this month. The 24-year-old is a former top prospect.
Mon, May 19, 2014 03:24:00 PM

Casey Kelly went six innings for Double-A San Antonio on Wednesday, scattering seven singles and one walk while allowing three runs (one earned) and striking out two.

Kelly threw 59 of his 88 pitches for strikes, and is progressing toward returning to the major league level in the next few weeks. He hasn't appeared in a big league game since 2012 because of chronic elbow issues.
Thu, May 15, 2014 10:12:00 AM

Padres RHP Casey Kelly made his first rehab start on Saturday, allowing two runs over 3 2/3 innings for High-A Lake Elsinore.

Kelly, who had Tommy John surgery 13 months ago, allowed six hits (including two doubles and a triple), but struck out five batters while throwing 58 pitches, 44 of which were strikes (76%). Kelly profiled as a solid #2/#3 starter prior to his injury, and he is only 24, so there is the chance he could bounce back for a solid career.
Sun, May 4, 2014 10:16:00 AM

Casey Kelly (elbow) is likely to make his first rehab start over the weekend.

Kelly threw four innings in an extended spring start on Monday, his last before going on an assignment. He is expected to begin rehab at High-A Lake Elsinore. The right-hander continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery.
Wed, Apr 30, 2014 06:53:00 PM

Casey Kelly (elbow) is ready to begin a rehab assignment after throwing 41 pitches Tuesday in an extended spring training game.

"He said he felt great," said Padres assistant general manager A.J. Hinch. Kelly is expected to begin a rehab assignment with High-A Lake Elsinore later this week. He's had a few starts and stops along the way but could be an option for the Padres sometime next month if he continues to progress.
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 10:28:00 PM

Casey Kelly (elbow) is scheduled to throw in an extended spring training game on Monday.

If all goes well with that outing, he'll be cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment. He's working his way back from Tommy John surgery, but as long as he continues to progress, he could be looking at a return to the Padres before the All-Star break.
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 07:27:00 PM

Casey Kelly (elbow) played catch Monday.

Kelly was scratched from a simulated game Saturday due to soreness in his surgically-repaired right elbow, but it was only in the back of his elbow and not related to his Tommy John surgery. The next step calls for him to throw a simulated game in a few days. The Padres aren't going to push him, but he should contribute at some point this season if he can avoid setbacks.
Mon, Apr 7, 2014 05:16:00 PM

Casey Kelly was scratched from a simulated game Saturday due to soreness in his surgically-repaired right elbow.

The good news is that the soreness is in the back of the elbow, not the front where he underwent Tommy John surgery last April. The Padres are hoping that Kelly will be ready to throw off a mound again as soon as Monday or Tuesday. "Everybody thinks on the medical side in Peoria that he’ll make that simulated game," manager Bud Black said. Kelly is hoping to be available for the Pads sometime before the All-Star break.
Sun, Apr 6, 2014 11:35:00 AM

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