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Casey Kelly | Relief Pitcher | #55

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 214
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (30) / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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Braves recalled RHP Casey Kelly from Triple-A Gwinnett.
Kelly will replace the injured John Gant (oblique) on the active roster. The Braves haven't made an official decision, but he could make a spot start Wednesday against the Indians. Jun 28 - 3:11 PM

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Casey Kelly could take Aaron Blair's spot in the Braves' rotation next Wednesday against the Indians.

Blair was demoted after an ugly start Friday against the Mets. Kelly, who was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett earlier this month, owns a 5.79 ERA and 5/6 K/BB ratio in 18 2/3 innings over one start and seven relief appearances with the Braves this season.
Jun 25 - 3:03 PM

Braves optioned RHP Casey Kelly to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Kelly has posted a 5.79 ERA, 1.71 WHIP, and 5/6 K/BB ratio in 18 2/3 innings this season at the major league level. Tyrell Jenkins will take the vacant roster spot.
Jun 16 - 10:20 AM

Braves recalled RHP Casey Kelly from Triple-A Gwinnet.

Kelly was sent down on May 26 one day after throwing four innings in relief. The 26-year-old will contribute out of the bullpen in his return.
Jun 6 - 7:50 PM

Braves optioned RHP Casey Kelly to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Kelly drew the start against Philadelphia on Sunday before logging four innings in a relief appearance Wednesday versus the Brewers. The 26-year-old will do plenty of traveling between Atlanta and Gwinnett this year. Chris Withrow was called up to take his roster spot.
May 26 - 5:50 PM

Casey Kelly pitched well enough in his first start of the season, surrendering three runs on seven hits over five innings in Sunday's loss to the Phillies.

Kelly wasn't exactly dominating the Phillies, but he managed to limit the damage. The 26-year-old right-hander struck out one and walked one on the afternoon. Prior to earning the promotion, he held a 2.63 ERA with a 29/20 K/BB ratio across 37 2/3 innings with Triple-A Gwinnett. His next scheduled start would come against the Marlins at home, but nothing is guaranteed to this point. Regardless, there is no fantasy intrigue here.
May 22 - 5:53 PM

The Braves have confirmed Casey Kelly will start Sunday against the Phillies.

Joel De La Cruz will be sent down in the corresponding roster move. Sunday was supposed to be Aaron Blair's turn in the rotation but he was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett earlier this week. Kelly owns a 2.63 ERA in seven minor league outings this year. He made a relief appearance for the Braves earlier this season, allowing one earned run over three innings of work.
May 21 - 8:40 PM

Casey Kelly is expected to be recalled to start on Sunday in Philadelphia.

The former top prospect made a relief appearance for the Braves earlier this season, but this will be his first start for them. Kelly has posted a 2.63 ERA and 29/20 K/BB ratio over 37 2/3 innings at Triple-A Gwinnett this season. He can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
May 20 - 6:00 PM

Braves optioned RHP Casey Kelly to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Kelly was needed for three innings on Friday and would have been unavailable for the next couple of days, which prompted the need for a fresh arm in the bullpen. He should be back with the big league club before long.
Apr 23 - 10:14 AM

Braves recalled RHP Casey Kelly from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Kelly was excellent in his last start at Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday, firing seven shutout innings. He'll work in long relief for the Braves initially but could see some looks out of the rotation down the road.
Apr 20 - 2:54 PM

Braves RHP prospect Casey Kelly fired seven shutout innings Saturday in a win for Triple-A Gwinnett.

It was his longest outing since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2013. Kelly threw 87 pitches, finishing with one walk and four strikeouts. The 26-year-old began his career in the Boston organization in 2008 but was traded to San Diego in 2010 and again to Atlanta five years later. He made three appearances in the big leagues last season, recording a 7.94 ERA in three appearances for the Padres.
Apr 17 - 3:57 PM

Braves optioned RHPs Casey Kelly, Daniel Burawa, Tyrell Jenkins and INF Daniel Castro to Triple-A Gwinnett; optioned RHP Mauricio Cabrera to Double-A Mississippi; reassigned RHPs Chris Ellis, Madison Younginer, LHPs David Holmberg, Sean Newcomb and INFs Rio Ruiz, Nate Freiman and Chase d'Arnaud to minor league camp.

It's the first massive round of cuts that the Braves have made this spring, but there are no huge surprises in the group. Kelly should get a chance with the big league club at some point during the upcoming season and Nate Freiman could have a role if Freddie Freeman continues to battle wrist issues.
Mar 12 - 2:08 PM

Braves acquired RHP Casey Kelly and C Ricardo Rodriguez from the Padres for C Christian Bethancourt.

Kelly was a regular on prospect lists for years prior to Tommy John surgery in 2013, and he's struggled to live up to the expectations since the procedure. Last season, the 26-year-old had a 7.94 ERA in 11 1/3 innings with the Padres, only posting a moderately better 5.16 ERA in the minors. The Braves are throwing a dart with this one, but in a loaded system the pressure on Kelly to succeed is low.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 09:24:00 PM

Casey Kelly was tagged for six runs -- three earned -- in 4 1/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Dodgers.

Kelly didn't give himself something to build on next year with this one, but at least he managed to finish the season healthy. He should have a chance to compete for the fifth spot in San Diego's rotation next spring.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 12:56:00 AM

Making his first major league start since 2012, Casey Kelly gave up six runs in five innings Friday against the Diamondbacks.

Well, the good news is that Kelly actually retired 11 straight batters after A.J. Pollock's grand slam made it 6-0 in the second inning. Just getting back out on a big-league mound and competing is a big step for him after all he's gone through in his Tommy John rehab. The strong finish tonight gives him something to build off if he makes one more start next week.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 01:28:00 AM

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2B1Jace Peterson
2Emilio Bonifacio
SS1Erick Aybar
2Chase d'Arnaud
3B1Gordon Beckham
2Brandon Snyder
LF1Mallex Smith
2Hector Olivera
CF1Ender Inciarte
RF1Nick Markakis
2Jeff Francoeur
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S1Julio Teheran
2Matt Wisler
3Williams Perez
4Michael Foltynewicz
5Manny Banuelos
6Bud Norris
7John Gant
8Jesse Biddle
9Casey Kelly
Relief Pitcher
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Jim Johnson
3Mauricio Cabrera
4Eric O'Flaherty
5Hunter Cervenka
6Chris Withrow
7Ian Krol
8Joel de la Cruz
9Dario Alvarez
10Tyrell Jenkins
11Paco Rodriguez
12Matt Marksberry
13Daniel Winkler
14Andrew McKirahan