Detroit Tigers utility infielder Don Kelly has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A, the team has announced:
Tigers have outrighted the contract of Don Kelly to Triple A Toledo.— Brian Britten (@BBritten_Tigers) August 9, 2012
Kelly was designated for assignment by the Tigers last week in order to make room on their roster for outfielder Andy Dirks, who was activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Over 103 at-bats for the Tigers this season, Kelly has hit .175/.267/.243 with two doubles and a home run. The 32-year-old has manned all three outfield positions for Detroit as well as first, second and third base this year, with a majority of his appearances coming in either left or right field.
Over his five-year career, spanning 681 at-bats, Kelly’s hit .231/.282/.345. This will mark his first time in the minors since the 2009 season, the year he joined the Tigers.
Will Don Kelly see the majors again this season?