OUTDon Kelly 3B MIA 1 week ago

Kelly signed a minor league contract with the Marlins on Wednesday that includes an invitation to spring training, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

OUTDon Kelly 3B MIA 5 months ago

Kelly was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Wednesday, Fox Sports Florida reports.

OUTDon Kelly 3B MIA 7 months ago

Kelly will see Dr. James Andrews on Monday to look at a "significant tear" in his right elbow, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald.

It sounds like this injury, coupled with Kelly's fractured ring finger, will end his season before it even really began. It's possible the 35-year-old's playing career might be drawing to a close.

OUTDon Kelly 3B MIA 10 months ago

Kelly (finger) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, Juan C. Rodriguez of the Miami Sun Sentinel reports.

Kelly was primarily a reserve player for the Marlins, but a fractured ring finger will land him on the disabled list for the foreseeable future. Reid Brignac was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans in a corresponding move, and should take over the role of backup infielder in Kelly's stead.

OUTDon Kelly 3B MIA 10 months ago

Kelly fractured the fourth finger on his right hand in Saturday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Kelly was the first of two Marlins to suffer a fractured finger Sunday. He's mainly a bench player for the Marlins, but the injury will likely send him to the disabled list and cause the Marlins to make recall another player for that role.

OUTDon Kelly 3B MIA 10 months ago

Kelly's contract was selected by the Marlins on Sunday, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

Kelly was already considered a lock for an Opening Day roster spot, so this announcement merely makes it official. Regular playing time may be tough to come by for Kelly, but he'll provide the Marlins with an extra left-handed bat off the bench.

OUTDon Kelly 3B MIA 10 months ago

Kelly has secured a spot on the Marlins' opening day roster, MLB.com reports.

Kelly put together a solid showing during Grapefruit League play, batting .274/.357/.324 in 37 at-bats. A left-handed batter, Kelly is capable of covering a number of positions in the infield and outfield and will also be the team's emergency catcher.

OUTDon Kelly 3B MIA 11 months ago

Kelly remains in the mix to grab a bench spot on the Marlins' Opening Day roster, MLB.com reports.

The veteran utility man has slashed .250/.379/.292 over his first 24 spring at-bats and is an intriguing option as a left-handed bat off the bench who could see time in the outfield, at first base or even as the team's emergency catcher.

OUTDon Kelly 3B MIA 1 year ago

Kelly agreed to a minor league deal with the Marlins Sunday, MLB.com reports.

The pact includes an invite to Spring Training where Kelly will look to earn a bench role for Miami. The 34-year-old slashed .245/.332/.288 over 185 plate appearances for the Tigers last season, spending time at first base, third base and in the outfield.

OUTDon Kelly 3B MIA 1 year ago

Kelly declined his outright to Triple-A Toledo, and will become a free agent, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

Kelly said he's not ruling out a return to Detroit, so it's possible that he'll sign with the team he's played for over the past six seasons. At 35 by the time the 2015 season starts, and with a career .232 average, he may have to earn his major league roster spot in spring training regardless of where he signs.