Friday, August 3, 2012

Tigers Designate Don Kelly for Assignment

According to Brian Britten Don Kelly has been designated for assignment and Andy Dirks has been activated from the DL.

Don Kelly had trouble getting any sort of consistent playing time this season and often was used in late innings as a defensive replacement for Brennan Boesch. In 103 ABs Kelly was hitting just .175 with a .267 on-base percentage, and .243 slugging percentage. The reason he was designated for assignment and not Ryan Raburn was most likely because Kelly is left handed and the Tigers have 3 left handed hitting outfielders already.

Dirks will play in right field tonight and bat 6th in his return from the DL.

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