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The Red Sox’ trade for Adrian Gonzalez prior to the 2011 season was immediately seen as a win for Boston. One of the big drawbacks, though, was having to part ways with Casey Kelly, who looked to have a promising career ahead of him as a major league pitcher.
Two years later, Kelly’s immediate future is up in the air. The 23-year-old underwent tests on his sore, right, pitching elbow, and the results weren’t encouraging, meaning Tommy John surgery could be looming.
“The doctors are concerned about what the tests look like,” Padres manager Bud Black told reporters. “That’s the best I can say. There’s going to be a lot of discussion between Casey and his family about all this. I assume they’ll want a second opinion to make sure all of their bases are covered. That’s the right thing to do.”
Kelly was sent to San Diego along with Anthony Rizzo, Reymond Fuentes and a player to be named later — which eventually became Eric Patterson — in December 2010. The right-hander has struggled to sta
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San Diego Padres right-hander Casey Kelly is set to undergo
tests on his sore right elbow, according to Corey Brock of MLB.com.
Confirmed #Padres prospect RHP Casey Kelly will have tests done on a sore right elbow. Kelly hasn't pitched since 3/7.
— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) March 13, 2013
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San Diego Padres right-hander Casey Kelly may be headed for elbow ligament-replacement surgery.
Padres general manager Josh Byrnes said the prospect went back to San Diego on Tuesday for tests on his sore right elbow.
Padres manager Bud Black said on Wednesday no decisions have been made. No formal diagnosis was announced.
''The doctors are concerned about what the tests...
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