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MLB Injury News:
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
Anytime a pitcher’s elbow is involved, the potential for
Tommy John or other significant surgery looms. Brock notes that Kelly hasn’t
pitched since March 7.
Kelly initially started experiencing discomfort in his elbow
last April, and San Diego opted to shut him down for three months as a
precautionary measure. Structural damage was later ruled out, but this second
round of testing will again see if there is anything significantly wrong with
the right-hander’s elbow.
Kelly is considered the Padres’ top prospect and one of the
best young arms in baseball. He was acquired by San Diego from the Boston Red
Sox in the Adrian Gonzalez trade. The 23-year-old made his major league debut
for the Padres last season, and he owns a career ERA of 3.77 with a
strikeout-to-walk ratio of nearly 3 over four seasons in the minors.
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