Over the weekend, the Dodgers took a break from signing journeyman pitchers to minor league deals. According to his Twitter account, the Dodgers have agreed to terms with utility man Ty Kelly.
Kelly, who went to high school in Stockton and played his college ball at UC-Davis, had some fun with the fact that he’s now playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
it’s so crazy that I signed with the Dodgers and have never liked or rooted for the Giants and you don’t have to check my old tweets because I think Tim lincecum is not cool and buster posey is mean.
— Ty Kelly (@tykelly11) March 7, 2022
Based on his list of alma maters, one would assume Kelly grew up rooting for the San Francisco Giants – the preeminent bay area MLB team (sorry A’s). A quick scroll through Kelly’s feed would confirm one’s suspicions.
I went to a camp in San Francisco as a child and took swings in front of Barry Bonds. He said I kind of had an uppercut like him. If that’s not HoF-worthy I don’t know what is.
— Ty Kelly (@tykelly11) January 26, 2022
The 33-year-old Kelly was originally drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 13th round of the 2009 draft. The switch-hitter has played 118 games in the majors and has spent the bulk of his professional career in the minors. Kelly has played for affiliate clubs for the Orioles, Mariners, Cardinals, Blue Jays, Mets, Phillies, and Angels.
Most recently, Kelly played for the Long Island Ducks of the Independent League after he was released by the Mariners in July.
He owns a career minor league OPS of .753 and a .203/.288/.323 major league slashline.
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