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Daniel Descalso | Shortstop | #3

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/19/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: UC Davis
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 3 (0) / STL
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Daniel Descalso is scheduled to have the brace removed from his fractured left hand on April 25 or 26.
He obviously can't do many baseball activities until that happens, which means we're probably looking at a mid-to-late May regular season debut for the utility infielder. Descalso suffered the small fracture at the top of his left hand in the middle of March. Apr 12 - 7:07 PM
Source: Denver Post

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Rockies placed INF Daniel Descalso on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left hand.

Descalso suffered the injury a few weeks ago. He will miss all of April.
Apr 3 - 1:26 PM

Rockies manager Walt Weiss said that Daniel Descalso will miss "several weeks" with a very small fracture in the top of his left hand.

Descalso suffered the injury when he was hit in the hand by a pitch on Friday. The 29-year-old was slated to serve as a backup infielder, but now the Rockies will have to make due without him in the early part of the season.
Mar 15 - 12:43 PM

Daniel Descalso exited Friday's game after being hit on the hand by a pitch.

He was spotted leaving the ballpark, presumably to get X-rays. The Rockies could have more on Descalso's status later Friday.
Mar 11 - 4:53 PM

Daniel Descalso clubbed a solo home run in the eighth inning on Thursday, leading the Rockies to a 4-3 victory over the Padres in San Diego.

As a team, the Rockies were only able to scratch out five hits in the contest. They still flexed their muscles however, with Carlos Gonzalez, Corey Dickerson, Nolan Arenado and Descalso each leaving the yard. With his 1-for-3 performance, he raised his season slash to an anemic .211/.287/.348 to compliment his five homers and 21 RBI.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 06:38:00 PM

Daniel Descalso had two hits, three RBI and a steal after replacing an injured Troy Tulowitzki on Friday.

Who needs Tulo? Descalso entered the night with just three hits all season, the last coming on April 22. He upped his average from .086 to .132. The three-RBI game was his first since May 21, 2013, when he drove in five runs.
Sat, May 16, 2015 02:01:00 AM

Daniel Descalso (oblique) played in a minor league game Wednesday.

Descalso was set to play four innings defensively and bat each inning in a minors game. The infielder suffered a strained right oblique roughly 10 days prior. With another 10 days or so left in camp Descalso still has time to get into shape before the start of the season.
Wed, Mar 25, 2015 10:35:00 PM

Daniel Descalso was scratched from the Rockies lineup on Sunday due to a strained oblique.

The Rockies are calling it a minor oblique strain for the time being, though he's still expected to miss a couple of games. The veteran infielder is expected to perform in a utility role for the Rockies this season.
Sun, Mar 15, 2015 07:01:00 PM

Rockies signed INF Daniel Descalso to a two-year, $3.6 million contract.

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick passed along the contract terms. Descalso was non-tendered by the Cardinals earlier this month after batting just .244/.333/.311 over 104 games this past season, but he's capable of playing all over the infield. He'll essentially replace Josh Rutledge in a utility role.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 02:10:00 PM

Cardinals non-tendered INF Daniel Descalso.

MLBTradeRumors.com projected Descalso to make $1.4 million in his second year of arbitration, and the Cards have deemed that too much for the career .243/.313/.341 hitter. The 28-year-old can play all over the infield, so he should be able to latch on as a utility player somewhere.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 11:25:00 PM

Daniel Descalso collected a pair of hits in Sunday's loss to the Reds, going 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored.

It was the second straight start for Descalso at third base, filling in for Matt Carpenter who has been under the weather with a stomach illness. The veteran utilityman is hitting .244/.333/.314 with 10 RBI in 156 at-bats on the season.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 11:47:00 PM

Daniel Descalso left Tuesday's game versus the Padres after being hit on the right knee by a pitch.

Descalso was able to limp down to first base but was then replaced by pinch-runner Peter Bourjos. He'll likely be re-evaluated Wednesday before the Cardinals know how much time he might miss.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 01:32:00 AM

Cardinals and INF Daniel Descalso avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.29 million contract.

Descalso requested $1.65 million and was offered $930,000 from the Cardinals when arbitration figures were exchanged earlier this month, so the two sides ultimately settled at the midpoint. The 29-year-old will function as a utility infielder for St. Louis in 2014.
Wed, Jan 29, 2014 02:25:00 PM

Daniel Descalso requested $1.65 million and was offered $930,000 from the Cardinals when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

The 27-year-old infielder is the only member of the Cardinals heading to arbitration. He'll earn a sizable raise over the $511,000 that he took home in 2013 to function in a utility role for the Cardinals.
Fri, Jan 17, 2014 10:42:00 PM

Daniel Descalso is starting at shortstop for the Cardinals in Game 4 of the World Series on Sunday.

The 27-year-old infielder started in Game 2 of the series, going 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. Here's how the rest of the Cardinals lineup shakes out as they square off against Clay Buchholz: Matt Carpenter 2B, Carlos Beltran RF, Matt Holliday LF, Matt Adams 1B, Yadier Molina C, Jon Jay CF, David Freese 3B, Descalso 2B, Lance Lynn P.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 05:47:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Nick Hundley
2Tony Wolters
1B1Mark Reynolds
2Ben Paulsen
2B1DJ LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Trevor Story
2Jose Reyes
3Cristhian Adames
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Gerardo Parra
2Ryan Raburn
CF1Charlie Blackmon
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Chad Bettis
3Tyler Chatwood
4Jon Gray
5Tyler Anderson
6Tyler Matzek
7Chris Rusin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Justin Miller
3Boone Logan
4Chad Qualls
5Jason Motte
6Adam Ottavino
7Miguel Castro
8Jairo Diaz
9Scott Oberg
10Christian Bergman
11Gonzalez Germen
12Carlos Estevez