Description: Padres 23-year-old right-hander Casey Kelly could be headed for Tommy John surgery, according to the Union-Tribune San Diego. Kelly has dealt with elbow issues since last spring.
Insight: Kelly was one of the prospects San Diego acquired from Boston in the Adrian Gonzalez deal. He posted a 3.35 ERA in 37 2/3 minor league innings last season but gave up 20 earned runs in 29 innings at the big league level. He was expected to compete for a rotation spot.
8/27/2012 11:17:00 AM
Description: The Padres' 22-year-old right-hander Casey Kelly will make his big league debut on Monday versus Atlanta.
Insight: Kelly made eight minor league starts this season and pitched well despite an 0-2 record. Look beyond the won/loss record and see that he had 39 strikeouts in 37 2/3 innings while walking just three batters. He could be a September surprise.