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Casey Kelly | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Apr 7 - 5:16 PM

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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.
Apr 6 - 11:35 AM

Padres placed RHP Casey Kelly on the 15-day disabled list after Tommy John surgery.

Kelly had the surgery last April, and he's still working his way back. The Padres are hoping he can be a factor by mid-season.
Mar 29 - 9:18 PM

Casey Kelly (elbow) threw 32 pitches in a successful live batting practice session on Saturday.

Kelly is in the recovery process from Tommy John surgery that he underwent last April, but is now making tangible strides towards a return. He's unlikely to be an option for the Padres rotation until around mid-season.
Mar 15 - 1:55 PM

Casey Kelly (elbow) has advance to throwing live batting practice.

Kelly underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last April and probably won't be ready to pitch in a minor league game for another several weeks. The talented 24-year-old right-hander is doubtful to make an appearance at the major league level before June.
Mar 13 - 12:48 PM

Casey Kelly (elbow) is 3-4 weeks behind other Padres pitchers in camp.

Kelly underwent Tommy John surgery in early April last year and is hoping to be game-ready by late April or May. The 24-year-old right-hander probably won't be a realistic option for the Padres' rotation until around midseason.
Feb 14 - 12:13 PM

Padres activated RHP Casey Kelly from the 60-day disabled list.

The 24-year-old right-hander underwent Tommy John surgery on April 2. He began a throwing routine in August, so there's a chance he could be ready for the 2014 opener. Kelly has set a goal of returning for spring training.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 04:37:00 PM

Casey Kelly, who underwent Tommy John surgery on April 2, has begun playing catch at a distance of 60 feet.

Kelly has already been playing catch for roughly a month now, while recently increasing the distance to 60 feet. The 23-year-old right-hander continues to work hard in his rehabilitation, and has his sights set on returning for spring training.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 09:07:00 AM

Padres placed LHP Casey Kelly on the 60-day disabled list with a left elbow injury.

Kelly will undergo Tommy John surgery during the first week of April. Obviously, he won't be making any contribution this season.
Sun, Mar 31, 2013 01:35:00 PM

Casey Kelly will undergo Tommy John surgery during the first week of April.

The procedure had been recommended last week, with the diagnosis evidently backed up by a second opinion. Kelly was shut down for three months of action last season with elbow trouble, and evidently the ligament didn't totally heal, as it started to bother him again this spring. He'll miss all of the 2013 season.
Fri, Mar 22, 2013 12:50:00 PM

Casey Kelly has micro-tears in the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and is likely facing Tommy John surgery.

Kelly will seek a second opinion but admitted that he's "prepared (himself) for the worst." The right-hander was shut down for three months of action last season with elbow trouble, and evidently the ligament didn't totally heal. If he does undergo the operation, obviously he would miss all of 2013.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 06:41:00 PM

Padres manager Bud Black said that Casey Kelly could require Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.

"That's the part of the elbow we're concerned about," Black added. The skipper said that Kelly will talk with his family and might seek a second opinion, but it's looking like all signs are pointing to season-ending surgery. Kelly was shut down for three months last season with elbow issues, but it seems unlikely that the Pads will take the rest and rehab route this time.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 06:52:00 PM

Casey Kelly will undergo a range of tests this week on his sore right (pitching) elbow.

Kelly hasn't appeared in a Cactus League game since March 7 because of right elbow discomfort and the Padres are obviously concerned that he might be dealing with something serious. The young starter also had elbow problems last spring and was shut down for three months as a precautionary measure. The Friars will hope to have some answers soon.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 05:35:00 PM

The Padres have shut down Casey Kelly.

Kelly was scheduled to start Tuesday against the Brewers, but Anthony Bass will get the nod. He is also expected to skip the Arizona Fall League. The 22-year-old right-hander is healthy, but the Padres don't want to push him any further. Kelly had a 6.21 ERA and 26/10 K/BB ratio in 29 innings over his first six major league starts, but the Padres are hoping he can be a rotation staple for a long time.
Mon, Oct 1, 2012 06:31:00 PM

Casey Kelly was charged with five runs in 4 2/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Dodgers.

The floodgates opened after Kelly hit Shane Victorino with a breaking ball with the bases loaded and two outs in the fifth, forcing in the first of four runs the Dodgers scored in the frame. Victorino, though, appeared to offer at the pitch, and if Kelly had gotten the call, he would have been through five having allowed just one run. Unfortunately, it just wasn't to be tonight.
Fri, Sep 28, 2012 01:51:00 AM

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