D-backs C Carson Kelly fractured forearm on HBP

Arizona Diamondbacks starting catcher Carson Kelly sustained a fractured forearm after getting hit by a pitch during Monday’s game.

D-backs manager Torey Lovullo confirmed the fracture to reporters Tuesday but would not give a timeline on Kelly’s return.

It’s expected Kelly will be sidelined 4-6 weeks.

Kelly exited Monday’s game against the Chicago White Sox after getting hit by a Gregory Santos pitch in the fourth inning.

Kelly was hitting .320 with a .934 OPS in 10 spring training games.

Kelly came to Arizona in the trade that sent Paul Goldschmidt to St. Louis in December 2018.

Kelly is batting .223 lifetime with 43 home runs in seven seasons with the Cardinals (2016-18) and Diamondbacks.

Kelly was sidelined for six weeks in 2022 with a Grade 2 oblique injury. He also sustained a broken toe and fractured wrist that landed him on the injured list in 2021.