Kelly strains left hamstring while playing first

Kelly strains left hamstring while playing first

LAKELAND, Fla. -- After essentially season-ending injuries to Jose Iglesias and Bruce Rondon already this week, plus Rajai Davis still dealing with a bad hamstring, the last thing the Tigers need is another injury. The sight of Don Kelly limping on his left leg didn't help.

Kelly left Sunday's loss to the Marlins in the third inning with a left hamstring strain he sustained trying to field a first-inning bunt. He was starting at first base while Miguel Cabrera got in a game at third.

"I tried to push off to go tag [the runner], and when I did, I slipped and then it kind of just grabbed," Kelly said.

Kelly stayed in the game, but when he stepped to the plate to hit in the bottom of the second inning, "It just didn't feel right."

Kelly downplayed the severity, but said the medical staff will re-evaluate it on Monday.

"I think I'll be all right," Kelly said. "We're going to treat it tomorrow and then we'll see."

Jason Beck is a reporter for Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.