Short hops

Short hops

• Padres pitching prospect Casey Kelly, sidelined since April with inflammation in his right elbow, has been progressing with his throwing program at the Padres' Spring Training facility in Arizona.

Throwing up to 120 feet without pain, Kelly will continue his program and could be ready to appear in a game around July 1. Kelly had a 2.25 ERA in two starts with Triple-A Tucson when he landed on the disabled list on April 12. He later had an MRI in San Diego that showed the structural damage to his elbow.

• Center fielder Cameron Maybin missed his third consecutive start on Tuesday against the Cubs. Maybin left Saturday's game against the Mets with a sprained right wrist, an injury that has troubled him for the last week.

"It's not going to get any worse," Padres manager Bud Black said. "We've just got to let it calm down."

The Padres play their series finale on Wednesday and then are off Thursday, which could give Maybin a few additional days of rest before the team opens a series at home against Arizona on Friday.