"I felt like I tried to step a little quicker, maybe a little overextend and hit the bag a little bit before it and ended up tweaking it," said Kelly, who said he was scheduled to return to St. Louis for additional examination and treatment. "I was feeling pretty good. I had three pitches working for me first time the whole year. I had a slider, and a pretty good curve ball breaking down and had some velocity on my fastball and was locating it."
"If I miss my next start, I do," he said. "It's early in the year. It's best to be precautionary and go out and be healthy and go to my next one."