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Mon, 13 May 2013 10:45:23 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF Andy Dirks has some experience in center field and OF Avisail Garcia can also play center, having started 44 games there last summer with Double-A Eerie. OF Torii Hunter has plenty of experience in the position, too, so the Tigers have plenty of options to play center field with OF Austin Jackson (hamstring) on the disabled list. OF Don Kelly started the last two games in center field over the weekend. Garcia's natural role is as a corner outfielder, though, and he hit .432 (16-for-37) with a double, a home run and four RBIs in eight games with Triple-A Toledo.
Fantasy Tip: Kelly was likely a temporary solution to the problem over the weekend. Now that Jackson is out for two weeks, expect either Dirks or Hunter to man center field regularly, allowing Garcia to play a corner outfield spot. Garcia may not play every day, however, but for those speculating on increased playing time in cavernous mixed leagues, Garcia is your best bet over Kelly or Matt Tuiasosopo.
Mon, 13 May 2013 09:58:29 -0700
The Detroit Tigers placed OF Austin Jackson (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring pull Monday, May 13, and recalled OF Avisail Garcia from Triple-A Toledo in a corresponding move. Jackson's DL stint will be retroactive to May 12.
Fantasy Tip: Don Kelly started in center field yesterday with Jackson out, but he might have just been a one-game replacement. Although he doesn't have the range he once had, Torii Hunter could slide over to center, which would allow the Tigers to place Garcia in right field. Garcia's season is off to a slow start thanks to a heel injury, but he represents the most upside out of the group that includes Kelly and Matt Tuiasosopo. Andy Dirks should continue to see consistent playing time in left. The outfield arrangement could be very fluid, though, so deep mixed leaguers speculating on increased playing time might have to be patient.
Fri, 03 May 2013 17:01:12 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF Austin Jackson (rest) was held out of the lineup Friday, May 3, against the Houston Astros. It is a scheduled day off. OF Andy Dirks moved to the leadoff spot, and OF Don Kelly drew the start in center field.
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 09:58:06 -0700
Detroit Tigers 3B Don Kelly has made the opening day roster after the team sent OF Quintin Berry to the minors. OF Andy Dirks and 3B Matt Tuiasosopo will serve as the team's left fielders.
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 15:25:02 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF Don Kelly won't exercise his opt-out clause in his contract. If he doesn't make the roster, the team will try to trade him or he will accept an assignment to the minors.
Wed, 06 Mar 2013 20:45:49 -0800
Detroit Tigers 3B Don Kelly (wrist) had his left wrist taped before batting practice Wednesday, March 6. However, he is listed on the team's travel squad Thursday, March 7, so it looks like the injury won't cost him time.
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 21:45:36 -0800
The Detroit Tigers have plenty of competition in left field, with OFs Nick Castellanos and Avisail Garcia, Andy Dirks, Quintin Berry, Brennan Boesch and Don Kelly all vying for time at the position.
Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:34:27 -0800
Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski indicated that he doesn't think OFs Avisail Garcia and Nick Castellanos are capable of being part-time players to platoon with OF Andy Dirks in left field. "With Garcia and Castellanos, and I'll put them both in the same boat — Garcia the better outfielder, Castellanos is going to be a quality hitter," Dombrowski said. "They're not going to come up and only play 30 or 40 games for us at this time." Dirks hit incredibly well against right-handers last year, and he wasn't bad against lefties, either, hitting .274 against them. OF Brennan Boesch, Quintin Berry and Don Kelly all hit left-handed like Dirks. However, Dombrowski said Boesch still has a shot to win the starting job from Dirks in spring training.
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 07:59:21 -0800
The Detroit Tigers signed free-agent INF Don Kelly, P Kenny Faulk, INF Eugenio Suarez and OF Tyler Collins to minor league deals with invitations to spring training.
Wed, 31 Oct 2012 12:37:53 -0700
Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said he would consider re-signing 3B Don Kelly to a minor league deal, but Dombrowski expects Kelly to look for a better opportunity elsewhere.