PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. Decisions are coming soon and it would not be a shock if Don Kelly was a Detroit Tiger once again.
Kelly came into Sunday's game against the New York Mets in Port St. Lucie in the bottom of the fifth, replacing Prince Fielder at first base.
In the Tigers' five-run seventh inning, Kelly did his best Fielder impression at the plate, hitting a two-run home run to right field. It was his third home run of the spring.
"It was a fastball cutter, and with the guy on second, nobody out, I was just really trying to get him to third and pulled the ball on the right side," Kelly said.
So far this spring, Kelly is batting .244 with three home runs and six RBIs in 21 games (41 at-bats).
"He's had a good spring," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. "He was really doing good until he ran into some tough left-handers, too. You can't control that early in spring training. He's done pretty good."
But has it been good enough to make the big league club? That remains to be seen...