Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:40:37 -0700
Atlanta Braves SP Williams Perez was optioned to Class AAA Gwinnett Wednesday, April 20, and the Braves recalled P Casey Kelly from Gwinnett in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Perez had a 5.11 ERA in three starts as a long reliever/swing man for the Braves. He can be dropped wherever he was owned. Kelly is likely to assume the long relief role for Atlanta, but he has no fantasy value at this time.
Thu, 10 Dec 2015 18:39:45 -0800
The San Diego Padres have acquired C Christian Bethancourt from the Atlanta Braves, in exchange for SP Casey Kelly and C Ricardo Rodriguez.
Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt is expected to compete for the backup catching job in San Diego behind Derek Norris, so he won't have much value in any fantasy format. The 24-year-old former prospect struggled both offensively and defensively in 2015, batting .200 with two home runs and 12 RBIs while allowing eight passed balls.
Thu, 10 Dec 2015 18:31:34 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Atlanta Braves have traded C Christian Bethancourt to the San Diego Padres, in exchange for SP Casey Kelly and C Ricardo Rodriguez.
Fantasy Tip: The Braves are expected to use a catching tandem of A.J. Pierzynski and Tyler Flowers in 2016, which made the 24-year-old Bethancourt expendable. Kelly is a 26-year-old right-hander who has largely struggled since undergoing Tommy John surgery two years ago. The former 2008 first-round pick went 0-3 with a 7.94 ERA in three MLB appearances last season and was 2-10 with a 5.16 ERA in 31 games for Class AA San Antonio and Class AAA El Paso. Rodriguez is a 17-year-old catcher who hit .266 with two home runs and 15 RBIs in 30 games with three different Rookie-level clubs in 2015. None of these players is expected to be a fantasy factor in 2016.
Fri, 25 Sep 2015 18:34:07 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Casey Kelly will start for the first time in three years Friday, Sept. 25, against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Fantasy Tip: Kelly ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) was a highly-ranked prospect before an elbow injury derailed his career. He will have a chance to prove he deserves a spot in the rotation next year, but he is a shot-in-the-dark play at FantasyScore in his first start back.
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:15:07 -0700
The San Diego Padres have transferred SP Casey Kelly (elbow) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:01:59 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Casey Kelly (elbow) is still dealing with soreness in his elbow, but there is nothing wrong with the ligaments in his elbow. He likely will resume throwing in two to three weeks.
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:02:37 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Casey Kelly (elbow) is still a few weeks away from being able to throw again.
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:16:52 -0700
San Diego Padres SPs Casey Kelly (elbow) and Joe Wieland (elbow) are both working out in Arizona as they recover from Tommy John surgery.
Thu, 22 May 2014 16:25:50 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Casey Kelly (elbow) is sore after his last start in the minors and will likely miss his next start, according to general manager Josh Byrnes.
Tue, 20 May 2014 17:58:56 -0700
San Diego Padres manager Bud Black said Tuesday, May 20, that SP Casey Kelly (elbow) needs to get to 90 pitches during his minor-league rehab stint before he is considered for a return to the team's rotation. Kelly threw 71 pitches in six innings during his minor-league rehab outing Monday, May 19, with Double-A San Antonio.