2B,3B - SEA - MiLB
Sun, 6/4 2:35pm
Infielder Ty Kelly announced that he has signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers.
Kelly, who is a favorite follow among the MLB community on Twitter, announced his own signing while poking fun at the divison-rival Giants. The veteran journeyman and former Olympian has bounced around various organizations since his last MLB game with the Mets in 2018. He spent 2021 with the Mariners' Triple-A club, slashing .227/.337/.333 with 10 RBI, 13 walks, and 15 strikeouts through 24 games.
The Phillies exploded to seven runs in the sixth inning propelling them to a 12-9 win over the Giants. Ty Kelly provided the big blow with a pinch-hit grand slam. The home run was Kelly's second of the season.
Kelly is batting only .187 in 75 at-bats this season and 1-for-4 this month. He has only 132 career at-bats, so his overall fantasy value is minimal.
The Phillies had production from a few unlikely sources in Wednesday's 5-4 win over the Mariners. Ty Kelly belted his first home run of the season in the third inning. He finished 1-for-4 with two RBI. Kelly is batting .196 for the season.
With Cesar Hernandez on the disabled list and Howie Kendrick down with an injury as well, Kelly could see significant playing time. If Kelly shows he can hit every day, he might be worth a gamble in deeper leagues.
On Tuesday the Blue Jays recalled IF Ty Kelly from the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons and placed J.A. Happ on the 10-day DL.
Kelly will serve as depth for the ailing Josh Donaldson, but Darwin Barney, who is hitting .400, will likely own most of the playing time at 3B.
Kelly started for the Mets and finished 2-for-3 with a triple, a run scored and two RBI. He also drew a walk.
Kelly has been hot in his last seven days. He has hit for .417 during that span with three runs scored and four RBIs.