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Kelly, Dirks to fill in for Young in left field

Kelly, Dirks to fill in for Young in left field

Kelly, Dirks to fill in for Young in left field
NEW YORK -- While Delmon Young sits on the Major League Baseball restricted list, Don Kelly and Andy Dirks will split time in left field, manager Jim Leyland said Saturday morning.

Kelly started Friday's series opener against the Yankees. Dirks, who started Saturday and opened the scoring with a three-run homer, is coming off a week lost to a left hamstring strain but appears fine to play as often as the Tigers need him.

How long, and how often will depend partly on Young's situation. However, Brad Eldred's presence at designated hitter will be just as big of a factor, since it takes away the option of starting Dirks and Young in the same game.

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