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DON KELLY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kelly rejoins Tigers as instructor, scout

Don Kelly reached folk-hero status in Detroit as a super-utility player, becoming a postseason hero during the Tigers' run of four consecutive division titles. It's only appropriate that his post-playing career would begin in a similar role.
Via Tigers.com
6 days ago

Dong Kelly is back with the Tigers

Photo via @mulho2mj Dong Don Kelly is back with the Tigers. But not in the capacity that’ll question why he managed to crack the lineup night in and night out. According to the organization the former utility player was brought back as a pro scout and an assistant to player development. Plus his own uniform and hat for spring training that he won’t have to give back. In all...
Via The Majors Detroit
7 days ago

Miami Marlins sign infielder Don Kelly to minor league contract

MIAMI (AP) -- Infielder Don Kelly has signed a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins, with an invitation to major league spring training. Kelly turns 36 on Feb. 15. He appeared in only two games with the Marlins last season, going hitless in one at-bat. He appeared in 545 games with Detroit from 2009 through 2014, and broke into the majors with Pittsburgh in 2007. Kelly is...
Via Associated Press
February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Marlins sign infielder Don Kelly to minor league deal

MIAMI (AP) Infielder Don Kelly has signed a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins, with an invitation to major league spring training. Kelly turns 36 on Feb. 15. He appeared in only two games with the Marlins last season, going hitless in one at-bat. He appeared in 545 games with Detroit from 2009 through 2014, and broke into the majors with Pittsburgh in 2007. Kelly is...
Via Associated Press
February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Marlins agree to terms on minor league deal with Don Kelly

MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Marlins and utilityman Don Kelly have agreed to terms on a minor league contract. Kelly saw time primarily as a first baseman, third baseman and outfielder last season for the Detroit Tigers, batting .245 with seven RBIs in 163 at-bats. Kelly has spent parts of seven seasons in the majors with Pittsburgh and Detroit, batting .234 with 23 home runs and 95 RBIs...
Via Associated Press
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins agree with Don Kelly on minor league deal

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Marlins and utilityman Don Kelly have agreed to terms on a minor league contract. Kelly saw time primarily as a first baseman, third baseman and outfielder last season for the Detroit Tigers, batting .245 with seven RBIs in 163 at-bats. Kelly has spent parts of seven seasons in the majors with Pittsburgh and Detroit, batting .234 with 23 home runs and 95 RBIs...
Via Associated Press
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Don Kelly summoned to on-deck circle while Nick Castellanos went to the bathroom

No need to worry about Nick Catellanos. Don Kelly was on deck, in his spot, but that's only because Castellanos was in the bathroom. — James Schmehl (@jamesschmehl) July 4, 2014 It was a brief scare, because it was early in the game, and apparently the team ran out of toilet paper, but Castellanos made it back in time for his at bat. He finished the game 2-for-4 and feeling relieved...
Via Detroit4lyfe
July 04, 2014  |  1 Comment

Ausmus pleasantly surprised with Don Kelly's play

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Don Kelly is hitting the ball with authority. Kelly, who figures to platoon in left field with Rajai Davis for the Detroit Tigers, is fifth among Grapefruit League batting leaders with a .391 average. He's tied for fourth with both a .652 slugging percentage and .464 on-base percentage after 15 games. "I just feel great at the plate," said Kelly. "I'm seeing the...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Opportunity knocks for Don Kelly

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Opportunity is knocking for Don Kelly, and the likable Detroit Tigers utility player could be ready to take advantage of it. Kelly is the most seasoned option to replace Andy Dirks if Detroit manager Brad Ausmus doesn't end up going strictly with right-handed hitter Rajai Davis and shelving the platoon system. Kelly bats left-handed just like Dirks, who is out...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers and Don Kelly agree to terms on one-year deal

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers and utility player Don Kelly have agreed to terms on a one-year contract that avoids arbitration. The Tigers announced the agreement Monday. Kelly played six positions for the Tigers last season at all three spots in the outfield along with third, second and first base while hitting .222 with six homers and 23 RBIs. He has a career batting average...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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