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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 (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

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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

Ian Desmond (calf) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Saturday.

Desmond went down with a strained right calf nearly two weeks ago, but he's made a pretty quick recovery. 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 14 - 5:11 PM

Rockies placed INF/OF Ian Desmond on the 10-day disabled list with a right calf strain.

Desmond was pulled from Sunday's game with what the Rockies merely called a cramp in his calf, but an MRI revealed the bad news. It's unclear at this time how long he'll be sidelined. Colorado did at least get Carlos Gonzalez (shoulder) back from the DL on Monday and they're slated to get Gerardo Parra (quad) back Friday, so they should be OK. Still, losing Desmond obviously hurts, and it especially hurts fantasy owners who are unable to pull him out of their lineups for the week.
Jul 3 - 6:39 PM

Ian Desmond is undergoing an MRI on his right calf Monday.

Desmond was lifted from Sunday's game with what the Rockies called a cramp in his calf, but it sounds like the ailment could be more serious than that. Carlos Gonzalez (shoulder) is back from the disabled list, but the club is holding off on announcing a corresponding move until they get the results of Desmond's exam back.
Jul 3 - 5:32 PM

Ian Desmond was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks with a right calf cramp.

It looked like it may have been something far worse, so it's encouraging that Desmond is only battling a minor calf injury. He should be considered day-to-day.
Jul 2 - 5:57 PM

Ian Desmond is not in the Rockies' lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

Desmond's just getting a breather. Rookie Mike Tauchman will spell Desmond in left field and bat seventh Saturday against right-hander Zack Greinke. Desmond has hit .455 during his current five-game hitting streak.
Jul 1 - 7:00 PM

Ian Desmond finished with three singles and a walk in Tuesday's game in San Francisco.

Desmond is working on improving his average, pushing it from .265 to .282 just over the past three games. However, he continues to hit for a lack of power, as he is resembling the player he was in his first two-plus seasons rather than the guy who cracked 110 homers over the past five years. He missed the first month due to a fractured hand, and perhaps that issue is still bothering him somewhat although he is well enough to play.
Jun 28 - 3:48 AM

Ian Desmond went 3-for-4 with an RBI single, a run scored and a steal in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.

Something of an odd game for the Rockies. While they posted six runs in the loss, they were unable to come up with any sort of extra-base hit -- just eight singles on the afternoon. For his part, Desmond's three-hit performance snapped an 0-for-12 skid. He is slashing .281/.309/.398 with five homers and 26 RBI in 51 games this season.
Jun 25 - 8:59 PM

Ian Desmond went 0-for-4 and struck out three times Friday against the Dodgers.

Desmond had a nice series against the Giants last week, but he's 2-for-20 with no RBI, eight strikeouts and no walks in his last five games. There's no way mixed leaguers can write him off while he has Coors Field on his side, but he's been quite a disappointment thus far.
Jun 24 - 1:13 AM

Ian Desmond went 2-for-3 with a stolen base and a run scored in Saturday's win over the Giants.

He singled, stole second base and came home on a Trevor Story knock in the fifth inning. Desmond missed the season's first month and then started off slowly upon returning but has kicked it into high gear of late. His numbers are starting to look more like what his owners were hoping for in his first campaign with the Rockies. He is batting .291/.322/.424 with five homers, 27 runs and 25 RBI in 44 games. He's contributed seven stolen bases as well.
Jun 17 - 6:46 PM

Ian Desmond ended up 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in the fifth inning of Friday's game against San Francisco.

Desmond added another RBI on a sacrifice fly, giving him six RBI over the past three games and 15 RBI through 15 games in the month of June. He started out a bit slow after missing the first month of the season with a broken hand, but he is starting to make up for lost time lately.
Jun 17 - 3:31 AM

Ian Desmond hit a solo home run and scored twice in a win over the Pirates on Wednesday.

He took starter Chad Kuhl over the wall in the second inning. He went 1-for-3 with a walk in the ballgame. Many people expected big things from Desmond in his first season in Colorado but so far that has not come to pass. He missed the first month of the season with a broken hand and has yet to find a groove since then. He has a .280/.316/.398 slash line with four homers and 20 RBI.
Jun 15 - 12:03 AM

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SS1Trevor Story
2Pat Valaika
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Ian Desmond
CF1Charlie Blackmon
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
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3Tyler Chatwood
4Kyle Freeland
5German Marquez
6Jeff Hoffman
7Antonio Senzatela
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