The Tigers are sending Clete Thomas back to the minors and are promoting Don Kelly. This move makes sense as Thomas is really struggling at the plate and Kelly is amazingly hot.
Thomas is aware of his current struggles and vows to work on his game in Toledo and find his groove. I’m sure he will. Clete is a decent player and we haven’t seen the last of him in Detroit.
This move was forced upon the Tigers because Kelly has been raking down at Toledo for the past month or so. He’s back in the Tigers organization after spending last year with the Diamondbacks AAA team. Kelly spent the years 2001-2006 in the Tigers minor league system. He had brief stint in the majors with the Pirates back in 2007.
Kelly is currently hitting .341 in Toledo with 3 HR and 14 steals. He hits from the left side and is 29 years old.