Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Kelly's MRI negative

Today's MRI exam of Casey Kelly's sore elbow revealed no ligament tears, said Padres farm director Randy Smith. Kelly, one of the franchise's better pitching prospects, will not throw for two weeks as part of his rehab at the Padres' training complex in Arizona.  "We will have him re-evaluated at the end of that time and determine the next course of action," Smith told this blog. "Usually guys will have throwing programs to match the time off before they begin game action."

Smith said Kelly, 22, developed the elbow soreness from "general pitching" rather than one particular pitch. A date for the righty's return to Triple-A Tucson hasn't been set. "We want to continue to be cautious and be conservative," Smith said.

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