PEORIA, Ariz. — San Diego Padres right-hander Casey Kelly may be headed for elbow ligament-replacement surgery.
Padres GM Josh Byrnes said Kelly, who pitched for the Portland Sea Dogs in 2010, went back to San Diego for tests on his sore right elbow.
Padres Manager Bud Black said on Wednesday no decisions have been made. No formal diagnosis was announced.
Kelly is expected to get a second opinion on his right elbow and should make a final decision in a few days.
Kelly was acquired from the Red Sox in the deal that sent first baseman Adrian Gonzalez to Boston in December 2010.
NATIONALS: Stephen Strasburg will make his second opening day start for Washington when the National League East champions open the season at home against the Miami Marlins on April 1.
INDIANS: Reliever Frank Herrmann will miss the 2013 season after having Tommy John surgery.
BREWERS: Outfielder Carlos Gomez and Milwaukee agreed to a $28.3 million, four-year contract.
ROYALS: Kansas City is sending former No. 1 overall draft pick Luke Hochevar to the bullpen after more than five seasons of shaky results in the starting rotation.
TIGERS: Detroit released outfielder Brennan Boesch.
Boesch, 27, tweaked an oblique muscle at the start of spring training and was hitting .188 (3 for 16) with no RBI. He will receive 30 days’ termination pay, $377,049, rather than his $2.3 million salary.
Boesch was in the mix for playing time this season in left field, but Andy Dirks and Quintin Berry have been competing for time at that position.
YANKEES 6, PHILLIES 2: Derek Jeter played shortstop for the first time since ankle surgery last fall and Andy Pettitte made his 2013 spring training debut in New York’s win over Philadelphia at Tampa, Fla.
Pettitte allowed one run and four hits over three-plus innings.
Jeter had one chance during his four innings of play. He fielded Ben Revere’s two-hopper in the fourth and flipped the ball to second for a fielder’s choice.
INDIANS 5, WHITE SOX 2: Ubaldo Jimenez pitched five solid innings and Cord Phelps hit his second homer of spring training to lift Cleveland to victory over Chicago at Glendale, Ariz.
ROYALS 4, MARINERS 2: Ervin Santana struck out seven in four innings, Billy Butler and Salvador Perez hit run-singles and Kansas City beat Seattle at Surprise, Ariz., to improve its spring training record to 14-2.
PADRES 8, ANGELS 6: Mike Trout had a double and a triple and Peter Bourjos homered as Los Angeles knocked San Diego around early but blew a lead late in a loss at Peoria, Ariz.
PUERTO RICO 4, ITALY 3: Puerto Rico went hitless in its first 12 at-bats with runners in scoring position but still overcame a 3-0 deficit to score once in the sixth inning and three times in the eighth at Miami.
Alex Rios, from second, scored standing up for the final run on a grounder to shortstop, which Jack Santora backhanded before throwing wide to first.
The loss ousted Italy from the tourney.