Redbirds Acquire Infielder Ty Kelly; Set 40-Man M.L. Roster
ST. LOUIS, MO, November 20, 2014 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced this evening that they have acquired infielder Ty Kelly from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for right-handed pitcher Sam Gaviglio. Kelly has been added to the Cardinals 40-man Major League roster which currently stands at 37 players.
Kelly, 26, batted .263 with 15 home runs and a team-high 80 RBI (12th in Pacific Coast League) in 134 games played with Tacoma (AAA) this past season. He also drew 85 walks (2nd in PCL) and posted a .381 on-base pct. (10th in PCL). The switch-hitting infielder hit 14 of his 15 home runs from the left side and he batted .378 with 7 HR’s when batting with runners in scoring position.