Don Kelly's numbers are far from eye popping for the Detroit Tigers this season.
The Mount Lebanon High School graduate is hitting just .188 with one home run and seven RBIs in 43 games. That is down from the .244 he hit in 2010 and his .245 average last season.
However, Tigers manager Jim Leyland says Kelly's value doesn't come from statistics.
"I don't think you could have a better 25th man on your roster," Leyland said. "You can play him anywhere in the outfielder or infield and can do a good job and you can even put him behind the plate if you have to do and he will do a serviceable job catching. Having a guy like that on your bench is golden."Kelly, 32, has played all nine positions during his five-year career that began with the Pirates in 2007, even pitching one-third of an inning of relief in a game for the Tigers last season.