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Shawn Kelley | Relief Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Padres and RHP Shawn Kelley avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.835 million contract.
Kelley was arbitration-eligible for a final time this winter. He'll serve in a middle relief role for the Padres in 2015 after arriving via trade from the Yankees last month. Jan 16 - 1:57 PM

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Padres acquired RHP Shawn Kelley from the Yankees for RHP Johnny Barbato.

Kelley posted an underwhelming 4.53 ERA in 51 1/3 innings of relief this past season for the Yankees, but the 30-year-old right-hander has pretty good career numbers and should benefit greatly with the move from extremely-hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium to the extremely-pitcher-friendly Petco Park. He's a nice addition to San Diego's middle relief corps. Kelley is arbitration-eligible for the third and final time this winter.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 02:19:00 PM

Yankees activated RHP Shawn Kelley from the 15-day disabled list.

Kelley will be back in the Yankees' bullpen on Wednesday after missing five weeks with a back injury. The righty had a 3.52 ERA in 15 1/3 innings before the injury.
Wed, Jun 11, 2014 06:45:00 PM

Shawn Kelley (back) is aiming to return to the Yankees' bullpen on Wednesday.

Kelley will make one more rehab appearance with Double-A Trenton on Monday before rejoining the big club. He's been on the shelf since May 7 due to stiffness in his back.
Sun, Jun 8, 2014 12:28:00 PM

Shawn Kelley (back) could be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

Kelley struck out two and walked one over two-thirds of an inning in a rehab appearance for Double-A Trenton Saturday. "I think you have to look at how the ball was coming out," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Saturday. ‘Was his velocity there? Was his slider sharp? Those sort of things. Sometimes it's more than just what the numbers say. Does he need another? We'll probably have a little better idea after today."
Sun, Jun 8, 2014 10:11:00 AM

Shawn Kelley (back) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Double-A Trenton on Saturday.

Kelley has been on the shelf since May 7 due to stiffness in his back. He's likely to make at least two appearances in minor league games, and if all goes well should rejoin the Yankees bullpen at some point next week.
Sat, Jun 7, 2014 08:34:00 AM

Shawn Kelley (back) is expected to pitch in a simulated game on Wednesday.

If it goes well, he could be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment Friday. The right-handed setup man has been out since May 7 with a back injury. He should be able to rejoin the Yankees' bullpen early next week.
Mon, Jun 2, 2014 03:34:00 PM

Shawn Kelley (back) threw 20 fastballs and five sliders in the bullpen at Yankee Stadium on Saturday.

It was his first time on the mound since his back locked up following an outing against the Angels on May 6. Kelley is scheduled to throw another bullpen session before going on a brief rehab assignment in the minor leagues.
Sat, May 31, 2014 10:50:00 AM

Shawn Kelley (back) played catch from 75 feet Monday with no issues.

It's a nice step, but it's not clear when Kelley will progress to mound work. The reliever is expected to be sidelined for another couple weeks.
Mon, May 26, 2014 08:36:00 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Saturday that it would be "pretty close" to another two weeks before Shawn Kelley (back) returns from the disabled list.

Kelley woke up with more stiffness in his back on Tuesday and hasn't thrown since. The setback means that he'll require an additional rehab game or two plus the bullpen sessions that were already planned before being activated. The reliever hasn't pitched in a game since May 6.
Sun, May 25, 2014 10:05:00 AM

Shawn Kelley's (back) rehab has been halted after he woke up with stiffness Tuesday.

Tests on Kelley's back are coming back clean, but he hasn't been able to get over the hump. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be shut down. The reliever has been sidelined since early May.
Wed, May 21, 2014 12:27:00 PM

Yankees placed RHP Shawn Kelley on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 7, with a back injury.

Kelley was expected to be available Monday night, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi said after the game that he wasn't ready yet. He has already been sidelined for a week, so he'll be eligible to return late next week if he can get back on track physically.
Tue, May 13, 2014 04:10:00 PM

Shawn Kelley (back) remained unavailable to pitch in Monday's game.

The Yankees had thought Kelley would be ready to go after being unavailable over the last week with a stiff back, but he's still feeling it. "(He's) still not right, manager Joe Girardi said. "He does not have the flexibility to finish his pitches." Consider Kelley day-to-day.
Mon, May 12, 2014 11:06:00 PM

Shawn Kelley (back) is available to pitch Monday against the Mets.

Kelley hasn't pitched since last Tuesday due back stiffness, but a precautionary MRI came back clean. He was actually warming up in the bullpen on Sunday and likely would have pitched if the game had gone to extra innings, so it sounds like he's over the issue.
Mon, May 12, 2014 04:15:00 PM

Shawn Kelley underwent a precautionary MRI on his stiff back on Friday which came back clean.

Kelley said after Friday's game that he may be available to pitch on Saturday. He has been a very valuable piece of the Bombers bullpen this season, including filling in admirably in the closer's role while David Robertson was sidelined.
Sat, May 10, 2014 12:12:00 AM

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2Tim Federowicz
3Wil Nieves
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Tommy Medica
3Jake Goebbert
4Brett Wallace
2B1Jedd Gyorko
2Ramiro Pena
3Taylor Lindsey
SS1Alexi Amarista
2Clint Barmes
3B1Will Middlebrooks
2Yangervis Solarte
3Cory Spangenberg
4Josh Bell
LF1Justin Upton
2Carlos Quentin
3Rymer Liriano
CF1Wil Myers
2Cameron Maybin
3Abraham Almonte
4Trayvon Robinson
RF1Matt Kemp
2Will Venable
3Alex Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Andrew Cashner
3Ian Kennedy
4Tyson Ross
5Odrisamer Despaigne
6Brandon Morrow
7Josh Johnson
8Robbie Erlin
9Cory Luebke
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joaquin Benoit
2Kevin Quackenbush
3Shawn Kelley
4Dale Thayer
5Brandon Maurer
6Nick Vincent
7Alex Torres
8Scott Elbert
9Jose Valverde
10Frank Garces
11Leonel Campos
12Chris Rearick
13Tayron Guerrero
14Marcos Mateo