Diamondbacks Starting Catcher Out Indefinitely After Fracturing Forearm

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly has been diagnosed with a fractured right forearm, following an injury sustained during a Cactus League game against the Chicago White Sox on Monday.

The extent of Kelly's absence is yet to be determined, but it's likely that he will miss several months of the 2023 regular season.

This is a significant blow for the Diamondbacks, as Kelly had been performing well during spring training with a .320/.414/.520 slash line through 29 plate appearances.

In Kelly's absence, the recently acquired Gabriel Moreno is expected to take on an increased role as the team's primary catcher.

Moreno was acquired in an offseason trade with the Toronto Blue Jays and is highly regarded within the organization. He is likely to be supported by Jose Herrera, who will serve as his backup.

It's unclear when Kelly will be able to return to action, but the Diamondbacks will be hoping for a speedy recovery for their starting catcher. Photo Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports