Casey signed a one year minor league contract with the Cubs with an invitation to major league Spring Training in January ... he has appeared in parts of three major league seasons with the Padres (2012, 2015) and Braves (2016), going 2-8 with a 6.39 ERA (44 ER/62.0 IP) in 19 games, including nine starts...Missed the entire 2013 season and most of the 2014 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on April 1, 2013 by Dr. James Andrews...Has gone 27-34 with a 3.92 ERA (245 ER/562.0 IP) in 123 minor league games, including 106 starts...Originally selected by the Red Sox in the first round (30th overall) of the 2008 Draft ... was acquired by San Diego along with Anthony Rizzo in the five-player trade for Adrian Gonzalez, December 5, 2010...Had signed a letter of intent to play quarterback at the University of Tennessee before committing to baseball... Named Florida's Mr. Baseball in 2008 at Sarasota High School ... went 8-1 with a 1.16 ERA his senior season...His father, Pat Kelly, played 13 pro seasons, including in the majors with Toronto in 1980.
In his only season in the Braves organization, he made four major league stints with Atlanta, going 0-3 with a 5.82 ERA (14 ER/21.2 IP) in 10 games, including one start... Pitched a career-high 4.0 innings of relief, May 25 vs. Milwaukee, allowing just one run on five hits...Also appeared in 15 games (12 starts) with Triple-A Gwinnett ... he went 3-6 with a 3.53 ERA (29 ER/74.0 IP)...Placed on the minor league seven-day disabled list, July 31, with a back strain ... missed the rest of the season
Pitched at three levels in 2015, including a brief stint (three games) with the San Diego Padres…In his first full season back from "Tommy John" surgery, spent the majority of the 2015 campaign between the San Diego Padres' Triple-A and Double-A affiliates, making a combined 31 appearances, including 17 starts…Posted a 3.13 ERA through his first 15 appearances (one start) of the season and finished the year with a 2-10 record and a 5.16 ERA…Worked in relief in his first 14 games of the season, pitching at a 3.79 ERA, while striking out 17 in 19.0 innings. Had a 1-3 record and converted one of three save opportunities…Transitioned to a starter's role on 5/28 and made 17 minor league starts through the remainder of the season. Went 1-7 with a 5.49 ERA (48 ER/78.2 IP) with opponents' batting .300 in those starts…Made nine consecutive appearances without allowing an earned run totaling 12.0 innings from 4/23-5/20.
Missed his second consecutive season while recovering from Tommy John surgery (performed on 4/1/13)...Made four starts on a rehab assignment from 5/3-19 with two for Single-A Lake Elsinore and two for Double-A San Antonio, going 1-0 with a 2.21 ERA (5 ER, 20.1 IP) and 17 strikeouts vs. one walk...Had his rehab assignment cut short after suffering soreness in his right elbow, missing the remainder of the season.
Missed the entire season due to Tommy John surgery...Surgery performed on April 1 by Dr. James Andrews.
Missed time while on the minor league disabled list, making eight starts between Rookie-Level Peoria, Double-A San Antonio and Triple-A Tucson before seeing his first Major League action with six starts for the Padres to end the season. Selected from Double-A San Antonio on 8/27 and made his BigLeague debut that day with a start vs. ATL...worked 6.0 scorelessinnings,allowing just three hits and two walks while striking out fourto notch his first career victory, combining with Tommy Layne(1.0),Dale Thayer (1.0) and Luke Gregerson (1.0) on a 3-0 shutout of theBraves...his debut came on his father, Pat Kelly's, 57th birthday.Collected his first Major League hit in his debut with a single.Earned his second career victory on 9/15 vs. COL in his fourthBig League start.Missed time in the minors from 4/12-7/23 due to a right elbowinjury...began rehab stint with Rookie-Level Peoria on 7/23,making three starts for Peoria from 7/23-8/4.After being reinstated from the DL in the minors, made threestarts for Double-A San Antonio before being selected by thePadres on 8/27.Including his rehab starts, made eight starts total in the minors in2012,going 0-2 with a 3.35 ERA (14ER/37.2IP)and 39 strikeoutsagainst just three walks over those eight starts.Began the season with Triple-A Tucson,making two starts for Tucson...worked 12.0 innings total between the starts,striking out 14 while issuing no walks.
Spent the entire season with Double-A San Antonio, helping lead the Missions to the Texas League championship...Named to the TL mid-season All-Star team...Ranked tied for fifth in the TL in wins, eighth in ERA and tied for eighth in innings pitched...Set career highs in starts, innings pitched, wins and strikeouts...Named the Padres No. 4 prospect following the season by Baseball America.
Made 21 starts for the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs,going 3-5 with a 5.31 ERA (56 ER/95.0 IP) ... fanned 81 whilewalking 35.First season with a Major League Spring Training invitation. ... Notched career highs in games, innings and strikeouts. ... Converted to a full-time pitcher over the winter after spending all orpart of the previous two professional seasons splitting time betweenthe mound and shortstop. ... Pitched in four games for the Arizona Fall League's PeoriaJavelinas ... was 1-0 with a 6.75 ERA (12 ER/16.0 IP). ... Entered 2010 season ranked as the No. 2 prospect in the Red Soxminor league system according to Baseball America, the No. 1pitcher ... also rated as having organization's best fastball, curveball,change-up and control. ... Participated in the 2010 Red Sox Rookie Program.
Played at 3 levels of the Red Sox organization, beginning the season as a pitcherbefore switching to shortstop/designated hitter in mid-July...Named Red Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 1st professional season on the mound, posting a 7-5record, 2.08 ERA (22 ER/95.0 IP), 74 K¡¦s and just 16 walks in 17 starts with Single-A Greenville and Salem...Threw 5.0 innings or more in each of his 17 starts, holding opponents scoreless in 9 of those contests...Began the year as a pitcher with Single-A Greenville and was promoted in that role to Single-A Salem on5/28...Switched to shortstop/DH with a 7/14 transfer to the Gulf Coast League Red Sox before being called backup to Greenville on 7/26, where he ended his season...Combined to hit .222 (36-for-162) with 3 homers and 16 RBI in 24 games at shortstop and 16 at DH...Joined right-hander Junichi Tazawa as the only Red Sox players selected to participate in the 2009 All-StarFutures Game on 7/12 at Busch Stadium in STL¡KTossed a perfect 6th inning, retiring the side on 9 pitches toearn a hold in the U.S. Futures¡¦ 7-5 loss...Was 1 of 5 Greenville players selected to the South Atlantic League All-Star team despite being promoted toSingle-A Salem nearly a month before the 6/23 exhibition in Charleston, WV.¤Held opponents scoreless through 1st 16.0 innings of the season for Greenville, and went 3-0 with a 0.90 ERA(2 ER/20.0 IP), 19 strikeouts and 3 walks in April to earn Red Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Month honors...Began the year with a 5-game winning streak for the Drive from 4/12-5/14, over which he logged a 0.96ERA (4 ER/37.1 IP)...Promoted to Single-A Salem on 5/28 and twice earned Carolina League Pitcher of the Week honors in June¡KThe 1st covered the period from 6/1-7, over which he made 1 start, tossing 6.0 perfect innings with 6 K¡¦s in ano-decision on 6/5 at Frederick (G2)¡KAgain retired his 1st 18 batters faced on 6/27 at Kinston before allowing1 hit over 7.0 innings for his 2nd weekly award (6/22-28)...Made the transition to shortstop following a 7/14 transfer to the GCL Red Sox¡KHit safely in 5 of 8 GCLcontests and homered in back-to-back games from 7/21-22...Returned to Greenville with a promotion on 7/26¡KWent 14-for-46 (.304) over a 10-game stretch from 7/30-8/11 but hit .197 (15-for-76) over the remainder of the season...Played 6 postseason games for the Drive, going 5-for-21 (.238) with 2 RBI...Following the season, was ranked the No. 2 prospect in the South Atlantic League and the No. 6 prospect inthe Carolina League by Baseball America...Appeared in 11 games as an infielder for the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League, batting .171 (7-for-41) with 6 RBI.
Signed 1st pro contract on 7/17 and split the final 7 weeks of the season between theGulf Coast League Red Sox and Short-A Lowell...Played exclusively in the field as a shortstop but worked at Instructional League in October as a pitcher...Combined to hit .215 (28-for-130) with 1 home run, 10 doubles and 13 RBI...Hit .173 (17-for-98) in 27 GCL games from 7/20-8/25...Transferred to Lowell on 8/26 and hit safely in 6 of 8starts with the Spinners...In 1st Spinners game, hit an RBI single and scored the tying run in a 3-run, 9th-inning rally to help Lowell toa division title-clinching 5-4 win vs. Oneonta on 8/30...Was 3-for-13 (.231) in 3 playoff games for Lowell, adding 2 doubles, an RBI and a run scored...Was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 6 prospect in the GCL in 2008.