According to Owen Perkins of MLB.com, there is no structural damage to Casey Kelly‘s pitching elbow. Kelly traveled to San Diego for an MRI with team doctors. The MRI was negative, showing just inflammation. Manager Bud Black was asked about the results.
He’s got some inflammation around the elbow. We’re going to go with a cautious conservative approach here in the next two to three weeks to let the elbow calm down. Hopefully, from there he’ll be feeling much better, get back on the horse, start throwing, and get him to a progression where he gets back into games.
Kelly has made two starts for Triple-A Tucson this season. He is 0-0 with a 2.25 ERA. Kelly is considered to be one of the best prospects in the organization and was a key piece of the Adrian Gonzalez trade with Boston. The news of his injury is certainly welcome after next to nothing was reported originally outside of his trip to the disabled list.