Kelly on track for regular season after workout

Kelly on track for regular season after workout

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Don Kelly took batting practice and infield work with the Tigers on Thursday morning, putting him on track to return to game action Friday and make the active roster when the regular season opens on Monday.

The plan for Kelly is to use him as a designated hitter Friday morning in a Minor League camp game, according to manager Brad Ausmus. That would allow him to get four at-bats in a short amount of time.

Kelly hasn't played since Sunday, when he strained his right hamstring fielding a bunt.

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