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Padres summon P Kelly to make MLB debut

The San Diego Padres have selected the contract of pitcher Casey Kelly from Double-A San Antonio.

The 22-year-old right-hander is scheduled to make his major league debut when he starts Monday's series opener against the visiting Atlanta Braves.

Kelly went 0-2 with a 3.35 ERA in eight combined starts between rookie-level Peoria, San Antonio and Triple-A Tucson this year. The former Boston draft pick has struck out 39 and walked only three in 37 2/3 innings.

The Padres also reinstated pitcher Dale Thayer from the paternity list, optioned pitchers Brad Boxberger and Josh Spence to Tucson and transferred catcher Nick Hundley to the 60-day disabled list.