Found March 22, 2013 on Friarhood:
Casey Kelly Padres general manager Josh Byrnes during an interview with Mighty 1090 stated that Casey Kelly will have Tommy John surgery, effectively ending his 2012.  Kelly was acquired by then general manager Jed Hoyer with prospects Anthony Rizzo and Reymond Fuentes in exchange for all-star Adrian Gonzalez.  Kelly has be a big disappointment since the trade, struggling at AA in 2011, and having an injury plagued 2012. The pundits do love Kelly’s makeup and continually put him at the top of prospect lists, his play on the field, just hasn’t caught up with expectations.  Kelly joins top prospect Rymer Liriano (OF), as the second Padres top prospect out for the season with Tommy John surgery.

Byrnes with a Plan at Third Base

Jedd Gyorko With Chase Headley out, the Padres are exploring internal option options.  Josh Byrnes during an interview on Mighty 1090 stated that he has discussed with Bud Black the plan that would include” vs. RHP Gyorko at 3rd Amarista at 2nd vs. LHP Cody Ransom at 3rd Gyorko at 2nd This in lieu of Logan Forsythe being out with a foot injury.  Jedd Gyorko a Padres top...

Plethora of Padre Injuries Is Troubling

The injuries continue to mount for the Padres with news that 3B Chase Headley will miss at least the first two weeks of the regular season with a broken thumb. That’s on top of word that pitching prospect Casey Kelly would be undergoing Tommy John surgery consequently ending his 2013 season before it even started. Usually I think injuries are a function of bad luck but after so...

Padres RHP Casey Kelly to undergo Tommy John surgery

San Diego Padres general manager Josh Byrnes has confirmed that right-hander Casey Kelly will undergo Tommy John surgery, according to Scott Bair of The Associated Press. Just confirmed by GM Josh Byrnes. #Padres P Casey Kelly will have Tommy John surgery on the 1st week of April. Originally told @mighty1090 — Scott Bair (@dscottbair) March 22, 2013 Byrnes...

Padres' Carlos Quentin could be ready for Opening Day

The San Diego Padres may have their power-hitting left fielder on Opening Day this year.  Last season, they couldn't say that.  However, despite fighting through the same issues this season as he did last, Carlos Quentin may be on pace to make Opening Day. According to Bill Center of the San Diego Union Tribune, Quentin has played in three-straight minor league game and...

Padres Turned Down Tigers Offer for Porcello

Rick Porcello – Photo by Keith Allison Jim Bowden has reported via twitter According to Tigers source the Padres have turned down Porcello for Street and Porcello for Gregorson but talks continue The Padres were first rumored to have interest in Rick Porcello back in December.  Talks were on, then off, then on, and now this.  The encouraging part of this tweet is “talks continue”...

Daily Friar 3.23.13

The Padres were back in action last night under the Peoria lights against the Mariners. Tyson Ross had another outstanding game as he looks to take over the number five spot in the rotation. Coming into last night’s game he was riding an 11 1/3 scoreless inning streak. That streak came to end in the fifth inning via a Kelly Shoppach home run. It proved to be the only run that Ross...

Jeff Suppan to run for Congress if he continues to suck at baseball (Or Jeff Suppan to run for Congress)

In a surprising turn of events, former Brewers pitcher Jeff Suppan is still trying to pitch in the major leagues. When the Brewers released Jeff Suppan in 2010 (Keyboard Cat, never forget) many wondered if that was the end of his baseball playing career, but he ended up pitching for the Cardinals that season. After that most of us assumed that he would retire to his California restaurant...

Daily Friar 3.21.13

We are inching ever closer to the start of the regular season! In fact one week from today will be the final game in Arizona. Then the team will head to San Antonio for a two game stint against the Rangers before a day off on the 31st. This will be the travel day to New York as they prepare for Opening Day against the Mets on April 1st. Andrew Cashner feels that he will be ready...

Minor League Camp Report: March 23

Padres vs. Royals - AA/AAA games LHP Clayton Richard and RHP Luke Gregerson both got innings at the beginning of the two games today. Gregerson looked a little better than Richards but its foolish to see much into performances of established major league pitchers on the back fields of a minor league complex.

Minor League Camp Report: March 22

Several of the top prospects came into camp with noticeable improvement in their physiques and Austin Hedges stood out in particular. Hedges looked like he put on an easy ten pounds of pure muscle which has only added to his athleticsm.
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