Infielder Ty Kelly‘s career with the New York Mets gets ruined by the Toronto Blue Jays who claim him off of waivers.
The Toronto Blue Jays claimed infielder Ty Kelly off of waivers from the New York Mets on Monday.
According to Brian Deakyne of NJ.com, the Mets had designated Kelly for assignment on Friday after they called up Paul Sewald from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Blue Jays claim 3B Ty Kelly off waivers from NYM. Glenn Sparkman transferred to the 60-day DL.
— Blue Jays PR (@BlueJaysPR) April 10, 2017
The infielder was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 2009. This is the second time that the Blue Jays have claimed the infielder off of waivers as they claimed in2015 and released him the same year.
He then signed a minor league contract with the Mets.Last year he made his major league debut with New York and hit .241/.352/.345, according to Steve Adams of MLB Trade Rumors. With Triple-A LAs Vegas he hit .328/.409/.435.
Kelly, who has been traded, released and waived more times than he would like, would have probably liked to have stuck with the Mets, especially considering the love Terry Collins showed him. Kelly will provide depth to the Blue Jays and could possibly be called up if someone gets injured, but the Blue Jays don’t really need him.