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Don Kelly | First Baseman | #31

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (36) / 2/15/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 217
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Point Park
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 8 (0) / DET
Contract: view contract details
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Marlins sent INF/OF Don Kelly outright to Triple-A New Orleans.
The Marlins designated him for assignment earlier in the week but he passed through waivers unclaimed. He'll continue to provide organizational depth for the Marlins and should get another opportunity with the big league club before the end of the season. Jul 30 - 3:44 PM

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Marlins designated INF/OF Don Kelly for assignment.

The move clears a roster spot for Dee Gordon, who is back from his 80-game PED suspension. Kelly was batting just .148/.200/.296 in 30 plate appearances with Miami.
Jul 28 - 11:56 AM

Marlins purchased the contract of INF/OF Don Kelly from Triple-A New Orleans.

Kelly was hitting .223/.288/.273 in 48 games this season at the Triple-A level. He is not fantasy relevant.
Jul 6 - 10:59 AM

Marlins re-signed INF/OF Don Kelly to a minor league contract.

Kelly was cut from Marlins camp on Tuesday, but he'll remain with the organization in a depth role at Triple-A. The 36-year-old remains a non-factor in fantasy leagues.
Mar 30 - 3:38 PM

Marlins released INF/OF Don Kelly.

Kelly, a non-roster player, batted .250 (6-for-24) with two RBI this spring. The 36-year-old was limited to two games with the Marlins last season due to a fracture finger and Tommy John surgery.
Mar 29 - 8:51 AM

Marlins re-signed INF/OF Don Kelly to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Kelly was limited to two games at the major league level last season and underwent Tommy John surgery in July. It's unclear if he'll be ready at the start of spring training.
Feb 3 - 3:51 PM

Marlins transferred INF/OF Don Kelly from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Raudel Lazo. Kelly had Tommy John surgery in July.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Don Kelly underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery earlier this week.

Kelly will miss the remainder of the 2015 season and most of 2016. This could very well be the end of the road for the 35-year-old utilityman, who appeared in just two games this summer for the Marlins.
Sat, Jul 18, 2015 04:34:00 PM

Don Kelly has an appointment with Dr. James Andrews on Monday to address a "significant tear" in his right elbow, reports the Miami Herald's Clark Spencer.

Kelly has been on the disabled list since April with a fractured right ring finger, but his new injury likely guarantees he won't play against this year. The 35-year-old is nearing the end of his career.
Sat, Jul 11, 2015 01:30:00 PM

Marlins placed 1B Don Kelly on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right ring finger.

In a painful quirk of the universe, both Kelly and catcher Jeff Mathis fractured right ring fingers on Sunday against the Rays. No timetable has been set for either player's return at this point.
Mon, Apr 13, 2015 02:32:00 PM

Don Kelly has been diagnosed with a fractured right ring finger.

Kelly injured the finger while fielding a grounder at third base Sunday. It's not clear whether he'll need surgery, but obviously he's headed to the disabled list.
Sun, Apr 12, 2015 03:24:00 PM

Don Kelly left Sunday's game versus the Rays with a finger injury.

Kelly scraped the tip of right ring finger after fielding a grounder at third base. He should be fine but needed to be removed after losing quite a bit of blood. Donovan Solano took his spot at the hot corner.
Sun, Apr 12, 2015 01:51:00 PM

Marlins purchased the contract of INF/OF Don Kelly from Triple-A New Orleans.

The 34-year-old basically just had to stay healthy this spring in order to win a utility spot. Kelly will back up all over the field for the Marlins.
Sun, Apr 5, 2015 01:43:00 PM

Marlins signed INF/OF Don Kelly to a minor league contract.

The deal includes an invitation to spring training. The 34-year-old's versatility should give him an opportunity to compete for a spot on the Marlins bench, but he has extremely limited appeal in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Jan 18, 2015 10:49:00 PM

Don Kelly has elected to become a free agent.

Kelly was outrighted off the Tigers' 40-man roster at the end of October and then declined his assignment to Triple-A Toledo. The 34-year-old utilityman owns a .232/.296/.336 career batting line in 1,189 plate appearances at the major league level. He may have to settle for a minor league contract this winter.
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 04:21:00 PM