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Marlins infielder Don Kelly breaks finger fielding grounder

MIAMI (AP) Miami Marlins reserve infielder Don Kelly has broken the ring finger on his right hand fielding a grounder at third base against the Tampa Bay Rays. Kelly, who was making his first start Sunday, had to leave the game after sustaining the injury in the second inning. Catcher Jeff Mathis left the game in the eighth inning after a pitch hit him on the throwing hand while...
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April 12, 2015  |  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...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers Notes: VerHagen on minor-league DL; Kelly wins Heart and Hustle Award

Drew VerHagen, solid in his major-league debut in the first game of last Saturday's day-night doubleheader, is now on the disabled list. VerHagen, 23, was sent back down to Triple-A Toledo after his start against the Cleveland Indians. VerHagen allowed three runs on five hits while walking three and striking out four in five innings. According to several media reports, VerHagen has...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 22, 2014  |  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

Video: Don Kelly Robs Kurt Suzuki of Home Run

It was only fitting on a day the Detroit Tigers honored Jim Leyland that Don Kelly, one of Leyland’s favorite players during his time in the Motor City, turned in a highlight-reel play. Getting the start in left field, Kelly robbed Minnesota catcher Kurt Suzuki of a home run in the top of the first, racing back and leaping against the wall to pull one back. Your browser does not...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Don Kelly robs Kurt Suzuki of home run

Detroit's Don Kelly tracks down a Kurt Suzuki fly ball making a leaping catch at the left-field wall to rob the home run.Your browser does not support iframes.More from this game and a dad with his kid later.Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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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