Kelly is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rockies. On the bench for the fourth time in six games, Kelly seems to have settled into a timeshare at catcher with Stephen Vogt, who gets the nod behind the dish in the series finale. Both backstops are hitting below the Mendoza Line for the season, so expect the distribution of starts between the two to be fairly even until one player clearly separates himself from the other.
Kelly went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 8-7 loss to the Rockies. Kelly went deep off Rockies starter Kyle Freeland in the seventh inning. The homer was Kelly's first of the year, and also accounted for his first run scored. He's added four RBI and a .167 batting average in 36 at-bats this year.
Kelly is not starting Monday against Colorado. Kelly has 10 starts to Stephen Vogt's seven behind the plate thus far this season, though Vogt, who starts Monday, has now started three of the last four contest. The playing-time split could remain close to even going forward, as Kelly has hit just .156/.270/.188 through 37 plate appearances.
Kelly went 0-for-3 with a walk in Sunday's 9-5 loss to San Diego. He also pitched the final inning. Kelly, stuck in an early slump, returned to the lineup Sunday after he was given two games off to clear his head, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. Arizona's starting catcher is hitless over the last 12 at-bats and 5-for-29 (.172) to start the season.
Kelly sits for the second straight game Saturday against San Diego, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports. Kelly started eight of Arizona's first 11 games but has now sat for three of the last four. His .172/.273/.207 slash line through his first 33 plate appearances doesn't exactly make a great case for any kind of heavy workload, though that sample is of course quite small. Stephen Vogt will catch Saturday.
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