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Casey Kelly | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 214
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Casey Kelly (elbow) will make his first start of the season for Double-A San Antonio on Thursday.
It will be just his fifth start since he had Tommy John surgery in 2013, as Kelly has battled elbow issues during his recovery. He's posted a 3.79 ERA over 14 relief appearances in the minors this season as the Padres attempt to ease him back into things. Injuries have posed a major roadblock for the former top prospect, but he's still just 25. May 26 - 8:32 PM

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Casey Kelly (groin) threw a scoreless inning in his Cactus League debut Saturday.

Kelly was sidelined by a groin injury this spring after not having pitched in the majors since 2012 due to Tommy John surgery. Kelly finally got into game action Saturday, needing just seven pitches to dispose of his three hitters. The former top prospect will likely begin the year at Triple-A, but assuming he can stay healthy he could be in the majors at some point in 2015.
Mar 21 - 8:27 PM

Casey Kelly (groin) will throw live batting practice again on Wednesday.

Kelly suffered a minor groin strain earlier this month, but he didn't have any issues throwing BP on Sunday. Assuming all goes well Wednesday, he should move into game action. The 25-year-old is expected to begin the 2015 season at Triple-A and will attempt to prove his health.
Mar 17 - 1:16 PM

Casey Kelly (groin) is scheduled to throw another round of live batting practice on Wednesday.

Kelly tossed live BP on Sunday and reported no issues. "Today, woke up feeling great," he told reporters. "Arm was sore in right places." The 25-year-old right-hander has been slowed in Padres camp by a groin strain. He's expected to open the season at Triple-A.
Mar 16 - 3:26 PM

Casey Kelly (groin) was upbeat after Friday's bullpen session.

"It was definitely good to get back out there and throw off the mound," the right-hander indicated, "I feel good today. We'll take it day by day, but I felt good coming out of it." He's expected to begin the season in the rotation at Triple-A Tucson, but should have a chance with the Padres at some point in the year.
Mar 7 - 11:39 AM

Casey Kelly (groin) hopes to throw a side session on Friday.

Kelly suffered a minor groin strain early last week, but Padres manager Bud Black said Tuesday that he is increasing his intensity of baseball activities. If healthy, the 25-year-old projects to begin the season in the rotation with Triple-A Tucson.
Mar 3 - 1:25 PM

Casey Kelly (groin) has been given clearance for field work and some baseball activities.

He isn't, however, ready to resume throwing bullpen sessions. The Padres are opting to play things cautiously as Kelly recovers from a minor groin strain and won't rush him back into action. He's expected to begin the season in the rotation at Triple-A Tucson.
Feb 28 - 1:03 PM

Casey Kelly (groin) said he was feeling better Monday.

Kelly was held out of workouts for the second straight day Monday due to a minor groin strain. There's no clear timetable for his return, but Padres manager Bud Black said that it will be a "slow process." The good news is that Kelly's arm feels OK after missing most of the past two seasons with elbow issues. The Padres are hopeful that Kelly will be a part of their rotation in Triple-A.
Feb 23 - 4:10 PM

Casey Kelly will be out of action for a few days due to a minor groin strain.

The groin ailment isn't a big deal, but Kelly needs to get in all the throwing he can after missing most of the last two seasons with elbow issues. He's expected to be healthy come Opening Day.
Feb 22 - 12:04 PM

Casey Kelly will be stretched out as a starter this spring in Padres camp.

Kelly hasn't appeared in a game at the major league level since 2012 due to elbow injuries, but he made two promising starts at Double-A San Antonio toward the end of the 2014 season and the Padres are hoping he'll be able to make a significant contribution at the MLB level at some point in 2015. Kelly was considered a top pitching prospect not long ago and he's only 25 years old.
Feb 16 - 10:38 AM

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

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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Austin Hedges
3Tim Federowicz
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Yangervis Solarte
2Jedd Gyorko
SS1Alexi Amarista
2Clint Barmes
3B1Will Middlebrooks
2Cory Spangenberg
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Wil Myers
2Melvin Upton
RF1Matt Kemp
2Will Venable
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Andrew Cashner
3Ian Kennedy
4Tyson Ross
5Brandon Morrow
6Odrisamer Despaigne
7Josh Johnson
8Cory Luebke
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Joaquin Benoit
3Shawn Kelley
4Dale Thayer
5Brandon Maurer
6Kevin Quackenbush
7Frank Garces
8Cory Mazzoni