The Arizona Diamondbacks lost catcher Carson Kelly to a fractured right wrist, adding to the woes of the worst team in the majors.
Kelly was hit by a pitch from Dodgers right-hander Walker Buehler in the second inning of Arizona’s 9-3 loss to Los Angeles. The loss was the 16th in the row for the Diamonbacks, who are 25 1/2 games out of first place in the National League West before the midpoint of the season.
The Diamondbacks have not said how long Kelly will be out. Further testing is set for Sunday.
Kelly remained in the game to run the bases and caught in the top half of the third. He was replaced in the fourth inning by Stephen Vogt.
“I toughed it out for that inning,” Kelly said. “I was throwing the ball back and that was OK. I tried to really gear it up to throw and that did not feel good at all. It sucks. That’s the best way to sum it up.”
Kelly, who turns 27 next month, has been one of the brighter sides for the Diamondbacks. In 50 games this season, he is batting .260 with eight home runs and 26 RBIs.
–Field Level Media