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Brad Ausmus on J.D. Martinez hitting fifth for Tigers: 'There's quite a bit of power right there'

Brad Ausmus on J.D. Martinez hitting fifth for Tigers: 'There's quite a bit of power right there'

Ausmus also explained his reasoning for inserting Don Kelly into the lineup in the second spot. DETROIT -- Brad Ausmus said outfielders Torii Hunter and Rajai Davis needed a day off. So he inserted Don Kelly and J.D. Martinez into the lineup in the corner outfield spots for the game Wednesday night between the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox. Kelly is hitting second and starting in right field while Martinez is hitting fifth and getting his second consecutive start in left. Martinez certainly has some pop in his bat, which was clear when he hit 10 home...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 12, 2014
Detroit Tigers' Don Kelly remains in game following awkward crash into wall in right field

Detroit Tigers' Don Kelly remains in game following awkward crash into wall in right field

Kelly remained in the game after head athletic trainer Kevin Rand ran him through some concussion tests on the field. But it was a scary moment when he smacked his head into the wall and then remained down on the warning track momentarily. Don Kelly chases a fly ball in the gap in right-center Friday night. The ball bounced out of Kelly's glove just before he crashed awkwardly into the wall.AP Photo SAN DIEGO -- Torii Hunter has missed two games since crashing awkwardly into the wall in right field Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Don Kelly has been...
Detroit News Apr 11, 2014

Tigers-Padres lineups: Don Kelly gets first start in right field

The Tigers (5-2) play the first game of a three-game interleague series against the Padres tonight at Petco Park (10:10 p.m., FSD+, 97.1-FM).
Bless You Boys Apr 5, 2014

Dan Dickerson's calls from the game - Hunter's double, Hunter's HR, Kelly's triple

Thank Shiva for all the extra runs. Who would have thought that Don Kelly's RBI and run scored would be the tying and winning runs in the end? Dan Dickerson calls Torii Hunter's bases-clearing double, Torii Hunters two-run blast, and Don Kelly's RBI triple: If you can not see this chirbit, listen to it here http://chirb.it/yp87NNCheck this out on Chirbit If you can not see this chirbit, listen to it here http://chirb.it/25gxEnCheck this out on Chirbit If you can not see this chirbit, listen to it here http://chirb.it/CKC8pGCheck this out on Chirbit
Rotoworld Apr 5, 2014

Don Kelly has three hits in win over Orioles - Don Kelly (3B) Detroit Tigers

Don Kelly had a terrific day at the dish in Saturday’s win over the Orioles, going 3-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored and an RBI.
Grand Rapids Press Apr 5, 2014
Detroit Tigers notebook: Brad Ausmus wants to keep bench players active, gives Don Kelly first start

Detroit Tigers notebook: Brad Ausmus wants to keep bench players active, gives Don Kelly first start

With Baltimores Bud Norris set to start Saturday, left-handed hitter Tyler Collins seemed like a logical fit to get his second start in left. Instead, Brad Ausmus went with Rajai Davis. Detroit Tigers utility player Don Kelly rounds third base after his grand slam during the fifth inning of a spring game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Lakeland on March 18.AP Photo  DETROIT -- As a general rule of thumb in baseball, players who are hot at the plate -- even part-time and bench players -- will typically be penciled in the lineup the very next day. It's called...
Lineups, as Tigers look to go to 4-0 vs. Orioles

Lineups, as Tigers look to go to 4-0 vs. Orioles

Dang, a kid like Nick Castellanos gets the first RBI in his career, and he's benched the next day.Is it about the baserunning? No, not at all.Castellanos was replaced in the lineup by Don Kelly, whose only appearance so far has been as a defensive replacement late in Friday's game."Nick didn’t need a day off. Kelly needed a day on," manager Brad Ausmus said. "It was more about getting Kelly into the game. I didn’t want those guys on the bench for too long a period of time where we can’t count on them in big situations. ... With all the off days and rainouts it could be that guys...
KFFL Mar 25, 2014

Tigers | Don Kelly improving

Detroit Tigers 3B Don Kelly (hamstring) said Tuesday, March 25, that his right hamstring is ...

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