Don Kelly 3B MIA 1 month ago

Kelly re-signed with the Marlins on a minor league deal Wednesday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After a solid spring, Kelly was released by the Marlins on Tuesday, but signed with the team Wednesday on a minor league deal. He could surface on the team if a rash of injuries strike, but he's likely to be infield organizational depth.

Don Kelly 3B MIA 1 month ago

Kelly has been granted his release, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

A non-roster invitee to spring training, Kelly had just six hits (all single) over 24 at-bats in the Grapefruit League. He made a quick recovery from Tommy John surgery in July, and he may end up re-signing with the Marlins on a minor league contact.

Don Kelly 3B MIA 3 months 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.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Kelly signed with the Marlins last season, but was limited to one at bat in the majors due to a broken finger and then Tommy John surgery. If he's healthy for spring training, he'll likely compete for a reserve role as a utility player, thanks to his experience in playing almost every position on the field.

Don Kelly 3B MIA 8 months ago

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

Competitive Edge Analysis

Kelly won't play anymore this season anyway, so the move was procedural to open up a 40-man roster spot for the selection of Raudel Lazo's contract Wednesday. Given the severity of Kelly's tear, there's even question surrounding whether he will return for 2016 or not.

Don Kelly 3B MIA 10 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.

Don Kelly 3B MIA 1 year 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 3B MIA 1 year 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 3B MIA 1 year 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 3B MIA 1 year 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 3B MIA 1 year 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.