The human swiss army knife, Ty Kelly, is on the move today, as he was claimed off of waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays from the New York Mets, the teams announced.
Kelly has the ability to play every position except pitcher and catcher and exhibits moneyball style on base numbers. Last season for the Mets, he hit .241/.352/.345 over 39 big league contests walking two more times than he struck out. His ISO-OBP was a robust .111.
He hit even better with Triple-A Las Vegas, slashing a robust .328/.409/.435, while walking 38 times and striking out 42 times. He also managed to play six positions for the Mets and seven for the Las Vegas 51's.
Kelly will report to Triple-A Buffalo for Toronto, but he stands a good chance to be the first one up upon injury to any position player not named Russell Martin or Jarrod Saltalamacchia, in which case Juan Graterol would likely get the call. To make room on the 40-man roster, Rule V pick-up Glenn Sparkman was moved to the 60-day disabled list.