Kelly had Tommy John surgery last March, and is working his way back. He was able to throw fastballs and changeups during the session, and even managed to throw two breaking balls. Pitching coach Darren Balsley came away with the session impressed. "If I didn’t know he was hurt, I’d tell you he was completely normal," Balsley said.
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Despite a 9-10 record, Santana put together arguably his best season ever in 2013. His 3.24 ERA was a career-best.
Flores hasn't played the position in a game since 2011. The team is looking for a way to get him into the lineup, and have been open to him moving to short again. Flores hit .211 in 95 at-bats last year.
That return date coincides with that of manager Ned Yost, who has been bringing Infante along slowly.
Ohlendorf had to leave Thursday's game with back spasms, but it's not considered to be serious. Manager Matt Williams said the team doesn't believe there are any structural issues with Ohlendorf's back.
Ohlendorf posted a 3.28 ERA in 60 1/3 innings last year.
The issue is not expected to keep him out for long. He's missed the last two games after having the procedure Wednesday. Cano hit .314/.383/.516 in 605 at-bats last year.
Walker had been shut down due to a shoulder ailment. His availability for the start of the season remains unknown. He must still prove himself worthy of a rotation spot in exhibition competition if healthy.
Peavy must prove himself healthy and effective this year to maximize his free agent value after the season. He has only pitched one full season since 2008.
Victorino has been dealing with "core strengthening" issues this spring. Manager John Farrell said he believes he'll get Victorino in a game next week. Victorino hit .294/.351/.451 in 477 at-bats last year.
Doug Fister was expected to start, but is dealing with some elbow inflammation. The injury is not considered serious. Roark is competing for a job at the back end of the team's rotation. He posted a 1.51 ERA in 53 2/3 innings last year.