D-backs reinstate Carson Kelly from 10-day IL, option Cooper Hummel

Jun 11, 2022, 9:44 AM | Updated: 9:47 am

Ketel Marte #4 of the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrates with Carson Kelly #18 after hitting a two run...

Ketel Marte #4 of the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrates with Carson Kelly #18 after hitting a two run home run off of David Peterson #23 of the New York Mets during the first inning at Chase Field on June 02, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

(Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

The Arizona Diamondbacks reinstated catcher Carson Kelly from the 10-day injured list and optioned outfielder Cooper Hummel to Triple-A Reno, the team announced Saturday.

Kelly suffered a strained left oblique when he was placed on the injured list on May 8.

The catcher had struggled up to this point in 2022. He was hitting .105 with one RBI, two walks and 20 strikeouts in 20 games.

Kelly was acquired as one of the staples in the trade that sent Paul Goldschmidt to the St. Louis Cardinals in 2018.

Arizona was in need of catcher depth as utility man Daulton Varsho was asked to catch games as well as Jose Herrera. Varsho was originally a catching prospect as he rose through the minor legue ranks but has found the outfield to be his most played position with Arizona.

Herrera hit .191 with three RBIs, five walks and 21 strikeouts in 28 games.

This is Hummel’s first year in the big leagues, hitting .178, nine RBIs and two home runs in 41 games.

Arizona takes on the Philadelphia Phillies at 1:05 p.m. Catch all the action on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station.

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