DETROIT -- Tigers manager Jim Leyland admitted that Friday's move to designate Don Kelly's contract for assignment was one that "makes you cry. Believe it or not, I do have some feelings."
Now comes the second part, to see whether Kelly will stay in the organization or be claimed by another club on waivers. That should have an answer sometime next week.
On the one hand, Kelly's stats this season, including a .175 average (18-for-103) and four extra-base hits, shouldn't suggest a whole lot of interest. But then, his ability to not only play all over the field but play most of those positions well, could be appealing to a team with a larger pitching staff and a limited bench.
Unlike trade waivers, which are more in the news this time of year, Kelly's waivers are irrevocable. He cannot be pulled back if he's claimed.