Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times believes the Rays could have interest in Ian Desmond on a one-year deal.
Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune hears from sources that Ian Desmond and Alexei Ramirez can be considered the front-runners to fill the Padres' vacancy at shortstop.
Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports that the Padres plan to speak to Ian Desmond this week.
FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Padres are in ongoing discussions with free agent shortstop Ian Desmond.
ESPN's Jerry Crasnick hears that some teams are exploring the possibility of Ian Desmond playing the outfield.
Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union Tribune believes that the Padres could have interest in free agent shortstop Ian Desmond.
Ian Desmond is "marketing his versatility" in free agency, according to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo.
Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union Tribune reports that the Padres have expressed interest in free agent shortstop Ian Desmond.
SS Ian Desmond has rejected the Nationals' one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer.
Nationals extended a $15.8 million qualifying offer to SS Ian Desmond.
Ian Desmond is not in the lineup for the second game of the Nationals' doubleheader Saturday against the Mets.
Ian Desmond is absent from the Nationals' starting lineup Monday afternoon against the Reds.
Ian Desmond went 3-for-3 with a solo home run, but the Nationals suffered a 12-5 loss to the Phillies on Sunday.
Ian Desmond plated all of the Nationals' runs with a two-run homer and a two-run single Thursday against the Marlins.