The New York Mets announced earlier today that they have sent Ty Kelly outright to Triple-A Las Vegas after he passed through waivers unclaimed. Kelly was designated for assignment last week after the signing of lefty reliever Jerry Blevins was made official. The Mets also announced that Kelly will be a non-roster invitee to spring training.
Kelly made his major league debut in 2016 after joining the Mets on a minor league deal following the 2015 season. He split his playing time between the outfield and infield, mostly as a left fielder and third baseman. A switch-hitter, Kelly hit .241/.352./.345 over 71 plate appearances in the big leagues. In 316 plate appearances with Triple-A Las Vegas, he hit .328/.409/.435 in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League.
Kelly enters the 2017 season as minor league depth, especially since the Mets have a slew of similar players available for their major league roster.