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Ian Desmond | Outfielder | #20

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/20/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 214
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 3 (0) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Ian Desmond went 2-for-4 in Saturday's loss against the Cardinals.
Desmond extended his hitting streak to five games and he has hit safely in 13 of the past 15 outings. He missed most of the first month due to a hand injury, but he is back and hitting for a respectable .284 average. Desmond has lacked a bit of the power displayed last season in Texas, but you can expect it to return over time, especially in the rarefied air in Denver. May 28 - 2:50 AM

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Ian Desmond is not in the Rockies' lineup Monday.

He's just getting a day off. Gerardo Parra is in left field and Mark Reynolds is at first base.
May 22 - 4:19 PM

Ian Desmond went 0-for-2 with a sacrifice fly in Wednesday's win over the Cubs.

Desmond picked up his lone RBI of the day via a sacrifice fly off Kyle Hendricks in the fourth inning. Since returning to action from a fractured left hand at the end of April, the 31-year-old outfielder sports a triple-slash of .293/.286/.439 with two homers and five RBI.
May 10 - 6:43 PM

Ian Desmond finished 2-for-4 with an RBI in Game 2 of a doubleheader on Tuesday against the Cubs.

Desmond finished 4-for-8 with a run scored and RBI in the two games against the defending champs, raising his average to .308. He was back after a rest on Monday, his first of the season since returning from a broken hand. Desmond has looked good since his return and he has re-emerged as a must-start across all formats.
May 10 - 2:33 AM

Ian Desmond is not in the Rockies' lineup Monday.

It's his first day off since he was activated last Sunday. The Rockies have Gerardo Parra in left field and Mark Reynolds at first base. Ryan Hanigan will do the catching.

Ian Desmond supplied two hits Thursday afternoon in the Rockies’ win over San Diego.

He also scored the go-ahead run on Ryan Hanigan’s RBI single in the 11th inning. Desmond hasn’t missed a beat in his return from a broken hand, collecting seven hits including a pair of home runs in his first 19 at-bats. He’s spent most of his time in left field but will likely shift to first base when David Dahl returns from the disabled list, whenever that may be.
May 4 - 8:17 PM

Ian Desmond smacked a pair of home runs off of Padres veteran Jered Weaver on Wednesday, finishing with three RBI.

Desmond didn't make his Rockies debut until April 30 due to a hand injury, but he is making up for lost time. The veteran has hit safely in each of his first three games, although Wednesday's performance saw his first two extra-base hits and RBI since donning a Colorado jersey. At this point last season he has just three homers and 11 RBI despite playing all of April, yet he finished with 22 homers and 86 RBI.
May 4 - 1:44 AM

Ian Desmond is getting his first start at first base on Tuesday night against the Padres.

He played left field in his Rockies debut Sunday versus the Diamondbacks. Mark Reynolds is on the bench for Colorado on Tuesday.
May 2 - 6:50 PM

Rockies activated INF/OF Ian Desmond from the 10-day disabled list.

Desmond looked so good during at-bats in extended spring training that he's making a return a little earlier than expected. He's starting in left field Sunday and will see plenty of playing time there with Mark Reynolds hitting so well as the first baseman. David Dahl (rib) is due back before long, so manager Bud Black will have some difficult decisions.
Apr 30 - 2:14 PM

Ian Desmond "seems poised" to make his Rockies debut in left field Sunday, per Thomas Harding of

Harding also said Desmond is "in line" to get the start against Diamondbacks southpaw Patrick Corbin, despite no official word from the club. Desmond has been hitting the cover off the ball in extended spring, and Rockies manager Bud Black said he and Desmond would talk Saturday before any decision was made. The 31-year-old has been sidelined since March 12 with a fractured left hand. His fantasy upside is huge in a strong Rockies lineup and playing half his games at Coors Field.
Apr 29 - 9:24 PM

Ian Desmond (hand) performed well in an extended spring training game on Saturday, collecting four doubles in his seven at-bats.

Desmond played seven innings in the field, five at first base and two in left field. Barring any setbacks, there's a chance that he could be ready to rejoin the Rockies before the end of next week.
Apr 29 - 3:44 PM

Ian Desmond (hand) homered in his first plate appearance in extended spring training on Friday.

Desmond got seven at-bats and played seven innings overall, splitting time between left field (five innings) and first base (two innings). With Mark Reynolds hitting so well, Desmond is expected to see playing time in left field in addition to first base after he's activated.
Apr 28 - 4:15 PM

Ian Desmond (hand) is due to begin playing in extended spring training games Friday in Arizona.

He'll play multiple positions in those games and on his subsequent minor league rehab assignment. Desmond needed surgery to repair a fracture of the second metacarpal bone in his left hand back in early March, after signing a five-year, $70 million free agent contract with the Rockies in December. He should be activated sometime in early-to-mid May.
Apr 27 - 2:33 PM

Ian Desmond (hand) took batting practice on Monday.

It's the first time he's taken BP on the field since he suffered a fracture in his left hand in mid-March. The Rockies haven't said when Desmond would begin a rehab assignment, but it should be just right around the corner. A return in early May is looking likely.
Apr 24 - 5:18 PM

Rockies manager Bud Black indicated Sunday that Ian Desmond (hand) could see some playing time in the outfield when he returns.

Desmond was signed to a five-year, $70 million contract over the winter with the expectation that he'd start at first base, but with Mark Reynolds hitting well to begin the season, the Rockies may want to keep his bat in the lineup. Regardless of where he plays, fantasy owners are anxiously awaiting Desmond's return which appears to be on track for early May.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 23 - 9:55 PM

Depth Charts

C1Tony Wolters
2Tom Murphy
3Ryan Hanigan
1B1Ian Desmond
2Mark Reynolds
2B1DJ LeMahieu
2Alexi Amarista
SS1Trevor Story
2Pat Valaika
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1David Dahl
2Gerardo Parra
CF1Charlie Blackmon
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Gray
2Tyler Anderson
3Tyler Chatwood
4Kyle Freeland
5Antonio Senzatela
6German Marquez
7Chad Bettis
8Jeff Hoffman
Relief Pitcher
R1Greg Holland
2Adam Ottavino
3Jake McGee
4Mike Dunn
5Chad Qualls
6Chris Rusin
7Jordan Lyles
8Scott Oberg
9Jairo Diaz