Houston Astros hire Mt. Lebanon grad Don Kelly as first base coach
Don Kelly is moving from the Major League Baseball scouting ranks to coaching.
The Houston Astros hired Kelly, a Butler native and Mt. Lebanon graduate who played nine seasons in the majors, as their first base coach.
Kelly hit .230 with 23 home runs and 98 RBIs from 2007-16 as a utility player for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Detroit Tigers and Miami Marlins. The Tigers hired him as a scout and player development assistant in February 2017, and he was promoted to a major league scout in September 2017.
A former Point Park star, Kelly was taken by the Tigers in the eighth round of the 2001 MLB Draft. He is the brother-in-law of former Pirate Neil Walker.
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