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Shawn Kelley | Relief Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Shawn Kelley (forearm) has been cleared for availability out of the Padres' bullpen.
Kelley hasn't pitched in three weeks due to a strained right forearm, but he's improved and feeling well enough to give it a go. He holds a 2.72 ERA and 55/13 K/BB ratio over 46 1/3 relief innings for the Pads this season. Sep 22 - 11:21 PM

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Shawn Kelley left Tuesday's game versus the Rangers with a right forearm strain.

"I just felt some tightness in my forearm, just some discomfort, tingling," said Kelley. The reliever has had Tommy John surgery twice before, but he noted that the discomfort was on the outside of his forearm, so there shouldn't be any worry about an elbow injury.
Sep 2 - 9:16 AM

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

Kelley is ready to roll after being unscored upon in three rehab appearances. He held a 10.13 ERA over six relief appearances before going down with a calf injury, but that number will go down. Kelley will help set up for Craig Kimbrel.
May 8 - 9:56 AM

Shawn Kelley (calf) will move his rehab assignment to Triple-A El Paso on Monday.

He'll pitch Monday and Wednesday and could be activated as soon as Thursday. Kelley began his rehab on Friday, striking out two with one walk in a scoreless inning for High-A Lake Elsinore. With Joaquin Benoit struggling with dead arm, Kelley's return to the Padres' bullpen couldn't come at a better time.
May 2 - 7:54 PM

Shawn Kelley (calf) faced live hitters on Monday.

It's the first time he's done so since landing on the disabled list over the weekend with a left calf strain. Kelley is eligible to return on May 8 and it sounds like he should have a good chance to be activated at that time.
Apr 27 - 6:28 PM

Padres placed RHP Shawn Kelley on the 15-day disabled list with a left calf strain.

The 30-year-old hurler has struggled in his time with the Padres, and perhaps the strained calf is an underlying cause. In his 5 1/3 innings of work, he's allowed six runs (10.13 ERA) while amassing a 2.63 WHIP. Kevin Quackenbush will replace him in the Padres bullpen.
Apr 24 - 7:08 PM

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

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

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Relief Pitcher
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