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Ian Desmond | Outfielder | #20

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/20/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 214
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 3 (0) / WAS
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Ian Desmond went 2-for-4 and hit his sixth homer Friday against the Padres.
Six homers in 313 at-bats isn't what anyone was expecting from Desmond this year. The Rockies have kept playing him regularly, hoping for some kind of pay off. He hasn't been able to string together more than a couple of good games in a row, but the Rockies will just keep their fingers crossed. Sep 23 - 1:41 AM

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Ian Desmond finished 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Tuesday's game in San Francisco.

Desmond posted just his second multi-hit game over the past 18 outings. He entered the game hitting .196 (9-for-46) with two RBI and 13 strikeouts in the month of September, but he has hit safely in five of the past six and might be showing signs of turning things around.
Sep 20 - 3:49 AM

Ian Desmond is absent from the Rockies' lineup Monday.

Desmond has hit only .211/.302/.237 in 11 games since returning from the disabled list while seeing starts at three different positions. The Rockies have Gerardo Parra in left field and Mark Reynolds at first base Monday.
Sep 11 - 7:05 PM

Ian Desmond will start at shortstop Monday against the Giants.

It will be his first start at shortstop this season. Trevor Story, who is 1-for-12 to start September, is on the bench. He could lose playing time down the stretch.
Sep 4 - 1:00 PM

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

Desmond has missed the last month of action after aggravating his right calf injury. He played first base, left field and shortstop on his rehab assignment and is expected to be used at multiple positions down the stretch. Desmond is not, however, starting on Monday.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: The Rockies are far and away the top overall offense on the board in a home match-up with Jordan Zimmermann and a depleted Tigers bullpen. Zimmermann has been struggling mightily of late, allowing seven runs in each of his last three outings, a span in which he's allowed 31 walks/hits in 13.2 IP. A trip to Coors Field isn't typically a slump buster for pitchers, so load up on the Rockies.
Aug 28 - 5:32 PM

Ian Desmond (calf) homered in his third rehab game Sunday night at Triple-A Albuquerque.

He also played a full nine innings on defense, splitting time between first base and shortstop. Desmond is 3-for-9 with the homer, a double, and a walk through three minor league rehab games and could be activated off the disabled list ahead of the Rockies' series opener against the Tigers on Monday night.
Aug 28 - 9:11 AM

Ian Desmond (calf) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday.

Desmond will be at Triple-A for rehab games on Thursday and Friday. He could potentially play in another one on Sunday, too. He was feeling fresh after a hard workout on Wednesday as he continues to work his way back from a strained right calf suffered near the end of July.
Aug 23 - 6:17 PM

Ian Desmond (calf) felt good after a workout on Wednesday.

Desmond pushed himself in the workout and came away from it feeling good. He will need to go through a minor league rehab assignment, but does not sound far off from returning to play with the Rockies. A strained right calf has kept him on the shelf since July 26.
Aug 23 - 5:28 PM

Rockies manager Bud Black said Tuesday that there is no timetable for Ian Desmond's return from the disabled list.

Desmond has been out since July 26 with a strained right calf and still hasn't been cleared for baseball activities. It sounds like he'll miss most, if not all, of August. The 31-year-old is batting just .285/.328/.388 with five home runs over 65 games in the first year of a five-year, $70 million free agent deal.
Aug 8 - 5:44 PM

Ian Desmond (calf) could need a rehab assignment before being activated from the disabled list.

Desmond won't return on Saturday when first eligible and it's unclear when he might be ready. Rockies manager Bud Black on Thursday referred to Desmond's right calf injury as "tricky" before noting that Desmond could need to test things out in rehab games before coming back. He's been on the DL twice since the beginning of July with the same ailment.
Source: Denver Post
Aug 4 - 12:10 PM

Rockies placed 1B/OF Ian Desmond on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to July 26, with a strained right calf.

Desmond re-injured his calf on Tuesday and apparently didn't make enough improvement over the last couple days to avoid the DL. It's unclear at this point how long he'll be sidelined. Gerardo Parra and Mark Reynolds will get regular starts with Desmond out.
Jul 28 - 3:43 PM

Ian Desmond (calf) is not available for Wednesday's game against the Cardinals.

Desmond required a stint on the disabled list for a right calf injury earlier this month, then came back after the All-Star break only to re-injure that same calf in Tuesday's game against the Cards. With a natural off day on Thursday, Desmond now has two days to rest up before the Rockies take on the Nationals for a three-game series this weekend.
Jul 26 - 8:16 PM

Ian Desmond was removed from Tuesday's game against the Cardinals after re-injuring his right calf.

It's the same calf he strained on July 2, and that ailment required a disabled list stint. Rockies manager Bud Black called Tuesday's exit "precautionary," but it's possible Desmond could be looking at another extended absence. He was 0-for-1 with a strikeout before getting replaced at first base by Mark Reynolds.
Jul 25 - 9:36 PM

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

Desmond has missed the last two weeks with a strained right calf. He's put up a .283/.321/.388 batting line with five homers and 10 steals over 57 games with the Rockies this season.
Jul 16 - 10:41 AM

Updating a previous report, the Rockies are expected to activate Ian Desmond (calf) from the disabled list on Sunday.

Desmond was expected to come off the DL on Saturday but instead the Rockies played it safe by giving him an extra day. Manager Bud Black said the team would put Desmond through a thorough pregame workout to prepare him for Sunday. Desmond has missed the last two weeks with a strained calf.
Jul 15 - 9:57 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Ryan Hanigan
3Tony Wolters
4Tom Murphy
1B1Mark Reynolds
2Ryan McMahon
2B1DJ LeMahieu
2Alexi Amarista
SS1Trevor Story
2Pat Valaika
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Ian Desmond
2Gerardo Parra
CF1Charlie Blackmon
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
2Raimel Tapia
3Mike Tauchman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Gray
2Chad Bettis
3Kyle Freeland
4German Marquez
5Tyler Chatwood
6Jeff Hoffman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Adam Ottavino
3Jake McGee
4Pat Neshek
5Mike Dunn
6Chris Rusin
7Antonio Senzatela
8Scott Oberg
9Tyler Anderson
10Carlos Estevez
11Zac Rosscup
12Jairo Diaz