Don Kelly 1B/3B/RF MIA 3 weeks 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.

Don Kelly 1B/3B/RF MIA 3 weeks 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.

Don Kelly 1B/3B/RF MIA 1 month 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.

Don Kelly 1B/3B/RF MIA 1 month 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.

Don Kelly 1B/3B/RF MIA 1 month 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.

Don Kelly 1B/3B/RF MIA 3 months 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.

Don Kelly 1B/3B/RF MIA 6 months 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.

Don Kelly 1B/3B/RF MIA 6 months ago

Kelly was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo on Friday.

The Tigers were simply clearing a spot on the 40-man roster. If Kelly passes through waivers, he will continue to provide the Tigers with outfield depth.

Don Kelly 1B/3B/RF MIA 8 months ago

Kelly went 3-for-4 with an RBI and run scored in the nightcap of Saturday's double-header against the White Sox.

Kelly started the game at third base and switched over to the over side of the diamond after first baseman Miguel Cabrera exited with an ankle injury. The Tigers are turning to Kelly again at first base for Sunday's tilt, as Cabrera is still ailing. Kelly's production (.262/.346/.305 in 141 at-bats) leaves a lot to be desired, but he may be in line for an uptick in playing time until Cabrera gets healthy.

Don Kelly 1B/3B/RF MIA 11 months ago

Don Kelly had a tough day at the office in a losing effort against the Twins on Friday, going 0-for-4 with a strikeout.

The Tigers were unable to generate any type of offense against Kyle Gibson and the Twins bullpen on this particular evening. The super-utility man is now hitting just .244/.322/.295 on the season.