Kelly was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a tuft fracture in his left great toe. The 26-year-old was held out of the lineup Saturday for the second game in a row, and apparently his absence is due to an injury. Kelly doesn't have an official timeline for his return, though he'll be eligible to be activated May 25. Stephen Vogt and Daulton Varsho should split catching duties in the meantime for Arizona.
Kelly remains on the bench Saturday against the Nationals. Kelly finds himself on the bench for second game in a row and the third time in four days. There haven't been reports of an injury, but it's odd to reduce the playing time of a fully healthy player who's hitting .338/.491/.613 on the year. Daulton Varsho starts behind the plate for the first time this season in his absence.
Kelly is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Nationals. Kelly hits the bench for the second time in three days despite the fact that he's opened the year with an excellent .338/.491/.613 slash line. Stephen Vogt will start behind the plate in his absence.
Kelly went 1-for-2 with two walks in Arizona's 5-1 loss to Miami on Thursday. Kelly singled in the first before walking in the third and eighth to raise his OBP to a blistering .491. He's been Arizona's best hitter on the season, evidenced Thursday by being one of three Diamondbacks to record a hit and drawing two of their three walks.
Kelly will not start Wednesday's game against the Marlins. The catcher receives the day off after a productive Tuesday where he went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, an RBI and two runs scored. Kelly has been outstanding at the plate all season, hitting .333 with six homers and making a case for himself as one of baseball's premier offensive catchers. Stephen Vogt gets the start behind the dish Wednesday.
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