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Shawn Kelley’s comeback hits a road block

Post by Larry Larue / The News Tribune on May 27, 2011 at 3:34 pm with 5 Comments »
May 27, 2011 3:34 pm
Shawn Kelley

Right-handed reliever Shawn Kelley, who’s fought injuries as often as he’s face opposing batters, has had a setback in his comeback from major elbow surgery and won’teen attempt to pitch again for a month.

After making three appearances in Class AA over the last 10 games, Kelley was stopped by discomfort, consulted physicians and was given a platelet rich plasma injection in his right elbow – the same procedure that helped Cliff Lee in the spring of 2010.

Kelley had ‘Tommy John’ surgery Sept. 11, 2010, but was ahead of schedule in his rehab work until hitting a road block that doctors say is not unusual.

In parts of two seasons, Kelley has gone 8-5 in 63 appearances with Seattle, with a 4.31 earned run average. A high-energey, high-velocity, maximum-effort pitcher and person, Kelley has missed considerable time to injuries in all three years he’s been on the roster.

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  1. dave8557 says:

    Good pitching will beat good hitting. It’s an axiom that has held true for eons in the game of baseball. As long as a pitcher is tossing zeroes and dominating a lineup, he’s going to win. However, if a Pineda or Hernandez is tossing zeroes and dominating a game then suddenly taken out after say, 7 innings, or say 100 pitches unecessarily, and an inferior pitcher is inserted, say Mike Pauley, or Tattoo League, then the M’s will get hammered.

    Let the horses pitch Wedge. Beat the Yankees at their own game. Let them take their starters out after six innings and bring in a string of relievers including the most over used reliever in the history of the game in Mariano Rivera, who consequently has the most bogus saves in the history of the game.

    Keep your starters in as long as they are pitching well and not tiring. Don’t make it automatic after 7 innigs or 100 pitches. Otherwise, the Yankees will dominate.

  2. natedog says:

    Wow dave, you are a tard! How are Mariano’s saves any more bogus than any other reliever of his era???

  3. natedog says:

    And his name is David Pauley and his era is under 1.00. At least learn the roster before you criticize it!

  4. Can anyone remind me of Aardsma’s current status? Have we definitely lost him for 2011?

  5. wabubba67 says:

    I’m confused….what do any of the above posts have to do with Shawn Kelley’s rehab?

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