Recommendation: Kelly, who was previously competing for a spot in the rotation, will return for the start of the 2014 season at the absolute earliest if he needs Tommy John surgery. He allowed a 6.21 ERA in six starts with the Padres last season but showed some promise with a 26:10 K/BB over 29 innings. Kelly missed three months of the 2012 season with elbow inflammation and was shut down right before the end of the season, possibly as a result of lingering soreness.
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