Kelly has made the team, Worth still in camp
Turns out Quintin Berry’s option to Toledo means that Don Kelly is on the team, barring an unforeseen acquisition in the next few days.
“We made the decision based on what we felt was best for our team at this particular time,” Leyland said.
It also turns out that the decision on Kelly does not fill out the positional roster. Not yet. With Danny Worth still in camp, that apparently suggests either the utility infielder job is in play, or that the Tigers are waiting to see if they end up trading Ramon Santiago in the coming days.
An American League source seconded the tweet from ESPN’s Buster Olney last night that Santiago is on the trade market. He was also on the market last offseason, and his name came up during the winter meetings. His $2.1 million salary is an obvious impediment to other deals.
Assuming the Tigers don’t work out a deal for Santiago, it appears highly unlikely they would eat $2.1 million to put Worth on the team.