Per Jason Beck on Twitter Clete Thomas has been recalled and Don Kelly has been designated for assignment. The recall of Thomas is something that I’ve actually been expecting for awhile. He fixed his swing in relatively short order and in his last 28 days he’s hitting 357/432/476. He is still striking out quite a bit (24 K’s in his last 84 AB’s), but he’s hitting the ball well with a 20% line drive rate. The Cougars rejoice.
As for Don Kelly, the Tigers got way more from him than they probably expected when they signed him to a minor league deal this winter. His 250/308/354 line kind of masked some of his earlier work where he turned in some nice ab’s. I don’t know if Kelly had options left (I assumed he did but could be wrong) which makes the DFA versus the optioned out decision a little curious.