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UPDATE: Padres prospect Casey Kelly gets sore elbow examined

Apr 17, 2012, 6:52 PM EDT

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Update: An MRI on Kelly’s elbow came back negative,’s Corey Brock reports. Kelly will go to extended spring training for a two-week rehab and could rejoin Triple-A Tucson afterwards.


Casey Kelly, who was considered the prize of the Adrian Gonzalez deal when the Padres acquired him from the Red Sox, is having a sore elbow examined in San Diego.

Kelly, 22, was something of a disappointment in Double-A last year, but he was off to a fantastic start this season. Not only did he have a 2.25 ERA in two starts, but he had struck out 14 and walked none in 12 innings.

Dan Hayes of the North County Times says Kelly checked out fine when examined initially after the soreness, but that the Padres wanted an MRI and for their own doctors to look at him.

  1. hojo20 - Apr 16, 2012 at 9:29 PM

    Why even bother having a Padres franchise. They can’t sign A Gonzalez, their hometown player, and the players the Sox sent them are busts.

    • ptfu - Apr 16, 2012 at 9:58 PM

      You just answered your own question, at least from the Red Sox point of view.

      But yeah, that trade is looking worse and worse for the Padres. Some of that is self-inflicted: subsequently trading Rizzo for a reliever was dubious at best, even if that reliever throws 100mph. That’s a move you make if you’re all-out contending this year, and the Padres clearly are not. The fact that Cashner’s rotator cuff took out his 2011 makes it even more dubious.

      If Reymond Fuentes somehow developed into a stud, it would help us few remaining diehards sleep a little better and forget all this madness.

      Anyway, hopefully Kelly’s elbow is fine, and rest is all he needs. Take your time, don’t come back until you’re 100% healthy.

    • BigBeachBall - Apr 17, 2012 at 12:11 AM

      Watching a game at Petco is still one of the best things to do downtown San Diego… what else is there to do??? Comicon?? Yea right….

  2. cambodianbreastmilk - Apr 17, 2012 at 4:52 AM

    Dear Mark Cuban, HELP!!!!!

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