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Don Kelly | First Baseman | #31

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (38) / 2/15/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Point Park
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 8 (0) / DET

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The Tigers announced Saturday that Don Kelly has joined the organization as a professional scout and assistant to player development.
While not an official announcement on his retirement, it would appear that Kelly's playing career is over. The 37-year-old slashed .230/.294/.334 with 23 homers and 98 RBI over 1220 big league plate appearances with the Pirates, Tigers and Marlins over his nine-year MLB career. Sat, Feb 18, 2017 11:02:00 AM

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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.
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 03:44:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jul 28, 2016 11:56:00 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.
Wed, Jul 6, 2016 10:59:00 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.
Wed, Mar 30, 2016 03:38:00 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.
Tue, Mar 29, 2016 08:51:00 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.
Wed, Feb 3, 2016 03:51:00 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

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