Acquired: Signed as a minor league free agent on November 13, 2015 (NYM). Originally drafted in the 13th round of the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft (BAL).
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|CURRENT SEASON STATS: .391 with two homers, 15 RBIs and two steals in 35 games at Las Vegas (Triple-A) along with 12 doubles.|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Las Vegas May 23 when INF/OF Lucas Duda went on the 15-day DL and LHP Dario Alvarez was designated for assignment.
MLB Debut Date: 5/24/2016
|May 24, in a 7-4 loss to the Nationals. The starting third baseman, he batted eighth and went 0-for-4, striking out three times.|
|In Kelly’s defense, he had the pleasure of making his big league debut against Nats ace Stephen Strasburg, who struck out 11 in just 6.2 IP of work. The well-traveled Kelly is now with his fifth organization, having started baseball life with the Orioles. He was traded on June 30, 2013 to the Mariners for outfielder Eric Thames, then dealt in November of 2014 to the Cardinals, and then claimed off of waivers in July of 2015 by the Blue Jays, before earning his free agency this past winter. He enjoyed his best power season in Tacoma (Triple-A/Mariners) in 2014 when he batted .263 with 15 homers and 80 RBIs in 134 games but came into this season off a rough 2015 where he combined to hit just .226 with three homers and 33 RBIs in 117 games between Memphis (Triple-A/Cardinals) and Buffalo (Triple-A/Blue Jays).|