The Toronto Blue Jays have announced they have claimed infielder Ty Kelly from the New York Mets. To clear space for Kelly on the 40-man roster, the Blue Jays have transferred Glenn Sparkman from the 10 day disabled list to the 60 day disabled list.
Kelly, 28, has played in the minor leagues for most of his playing career. Last season, he finally reached the majors with the New York Mets. Last year, he owned a slash line of .241/.352/.345 in 58 at bats, while hitting one double, one triple, and one HR with seven RBIs.
Kelly, over his eight year playing career in the minors, owns a solid slash line of .280/.381/.380 with 44 HRs and 404 RBIs in 3219 at bats.
Kelly has played for five different organizations during his eight seasons in the minors. He has played in the farm system of the Orioles, Mariners, Cardinals, Blue Jays, and the Mets.
Kelly was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 13th round of the 2009 first year MLB player draft.