by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/11/2013) Padres pitching prospect Casey Kelly is in San Diego continuing his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery, according to MLB.com. Kelly will wear an arm-immobilizing metal brace for six weeks.
However, Kelly has removed the brace occasionally to partake in range-of-motion exercises.
"Everything is going slow," Kelly told MLB.com. "We're letting it heal. In about 12 to 14 days, they'll remove the stitches."
Kelly will miss the entire 2013 season while recovering from the surgery.
Casey Kelly undergoes Tommy John surgery
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/3/2013) Padres starting pitcher Casey Kelly underwent successful season-ending elbow surgery in Florida on Tuesday, according to MLB.com.
Kelly, who had Tommy John surgery, will report to San Diego next week. He is on the 60-day disabled list.
Padres place Casey Kelly on 60-day DL
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) The Padres have officially placed Casey Kelly on the 60-day disabled list, the team announced.
Kelly is due for Tommy John surgery and will miss the entire 2013 season. The likely recovery time is 12-18 months.
Casey Kelly slated for Tommy John surgery
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/22/2013) Padres pitching prospect Casey Kelly is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery early next month, general manager Josh Byrnes confirmed Friday. Kelly is expected to miss 12 to 18 months rehabbing after the procedure. It's the latest injury setback for Kelly, who was shut down twice at separate points last season due to constant elbow pain. The right-hander started experiencing pain at the beginning of March, which prompted a closer examination this past week.
Casey Kelly going for second opinion
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/18/2013) Padres pitcher Casey Kelly will seek a second opinion on his ailing right elbow this week and will make a decision on whether to have elbow ligament-replacement surgery.
An MRI last week revealed micro-tears in the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
Kelly, who was competing for a spot in the rotation, went 2-3 with a 6.21 ERA in six starts in the majors last season.
Casey Kelly likely facing Tommy John surgery
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/14/2013) Padres pitching prospect Casey Kelly underwent tests Thursday, including an MRI that revealed micro-tears in the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, and could be facing Tommy John surgery, according to MLB.com.
"There's going to be a lot of discussion between Casey and Casey's family," manager Bud Black said. "I assume they'll want a second opinion. We want to make sure the right course of action will occur."
Kelly, who has not appeared in a Cactus League game since March 7, has a 7.71 ERA over in 5 1/3 innings of three spring games.
Kelly having elbow troubles
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/13/2013) San Diego starting pitcher Casey Kelly is expected to undergo a range of tests on his sore right pitching elbow this week, reports MLB.com Wednesday. Kelly has not pitched since complaining of elbow discomfort on March 7 following a Cactus League appearance. The Padres are concerned he could be dealing with something serious. "The doctors are concerned [about] what the tests look like," manager Bud Black said. "It's the part of the elbow we're concerned about."
Kelly struggles again
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/7/2013) After a sharp performance his last time out, Padres pitcher Casey Kelly could not get going in his third Cactus League appearance Thursday against the Angels. Kelly came in for Freddy Garcia in the fourth inning and pitched two scoreless innings of work before running into trouble in the sixth. He issued a bases-loaded walk and then allowed an RBI single to Peter Bourjos. He gave up two runs on four hits over three innings of work in a 12-3 defeat. Kelly also struck out one and issued one walk in his outing.
Kelly better his second time out
(3/1/2013) After giving up three runs in his spring debut, Padres pitcher Casey Kelly was sharper in his outing against the Dodgers in Friday's Cactus League contest. He allowed one run on one hit over 2 1/3 innings. Kelly also walked one while lowering his spring ERA to 9.00. "Every time out I feel more comfortable. I left a couple balls up, but even when I was missing, it was relatively down," Kelly told MLB.com. "I had my changeup and curveball working, so it was good to have a full set of pitches to go out and compete."
Kelly hit around in debut
(2/24/2013) Padres pitcher Casey Kelly made his first start of the spring on Sunday against the Mariners. He allowed three runs on seven hits over 1 2/3 innings. Kelly, who is competing for a rotation spot, also struck out two and walked one. Casey had a pretty clean first inning, manager Bud Black told the U-T San Diego. He got his fastball up in the strike zone in the second inning.
Kelly to 'grow' from experience
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/11/2013) MLB.com reports after getting a brief taste of the majors in 2012, Padres pitching Casey Kelly has been preparing to compete for a spot in the rotation this spring. "Me and my dad have been going over some film from the starts that I had last year in the big leagues," Kelly said, "trying to get a little step on it to start the season and go into spring training and have a good spring training and see what happens." Kelly, who went 2-3 with a 6.21 ERA in six starts for San Diego last season, said he gained valuable experience in his brief time in the majors. "People can tell you, 'This happens. You have to do this, this and this,'" Kelly said. "But until you experience it, you really don't know. So just having the little experience I've had has helped me this offseason and it's just going to grow and grow with the more time I have up there."