Left-handed-hitting utility man Don Kelly will not excercise the opt-out clause in his contract, reports MLB.com's Jason Beck. While he could have done so today, Kelly instead will stick with the club on "an informal agreement." As Beck explains it: "if Kelly doesn't make the Opening Day roster, team president/general manager Dave Dombrowski will try to find Kelly another team with a big-league job for him." Failing that, "Kelly will accept an assignment to Triple-A Toledo."
According to Kelly, "this is all contractual stuff," and he is "just trying to go out and get hits." Kelly has enjoyed a strong spring with the Tigers, putting up a .238/.347/.548 line.