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Apr 24, 2017
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Colorado Rockies 1B Ian Desmond (hand) participated in batting practice Monday, April 24.
Rox Pile 2 hours ago

Colorado Rockies: Ian Desmond Excels in Extended Spring Training Game

Since undergoing surgery for a fractured hand in March, Ian Desmond has been taking steps to get back into the Colorado Rockies lineup. He took another big step toward that goal on Friday. While the Rockies were preparing to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks in a big three-game series at Coors Field, Desmond was playing […] Colorado Rockies: Ian Desmond Excels in Extended Spring Training Game - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Ian Desmond ready for game action as Rockies set his rehab schedule

Ian Desmond ready for game action as Rockies set his rehab schedule

Ian Desmond is swinging a bat but he is not quite in the swing of things. The Rockies' big-ticket free-agent addition, though, is nearing a return to action.
BSN Denver Apr 27, 2017

Bud Black says Desmond return could be “sooner than you think”

  DENVER – It seems like every day now we are getting a little Ian Desmond update. The Colorado Rockies have been playing exceptionally well considering how many players they’ve had to put on the DL since the start of spring training, and it looks like they are finally getting close to being able to [...]
Purple Row Apr 27, 2017
Colorado Rockies place reliever Mike Dunn on the DL, while Ian Desmond may be back from injury soon

Colorado Rockies place reliever Mike Dunn on the DL, while Ian Desmond may be back from injury soon

Colorado Rockies related news and notes for Thursday, April 27, 2017 Mike Dunn Placed on 10-Day DL | Roxpile.comKevin Henry yesterday broke the news of the Rockies placing Mike Dunn on the 10-day DL. Fortunately, with the new, shorter disabled list limit, Dunn should be back by this time next week. Rockies' Desmond close to rehab game | MLB.comThe roster shake up will get even more complicated next week, since Ian Desmond seems to be getting closer to a return. It will be hard to put current first baseman Mark Reynolds on the bench, but consider this a good problem to have for the...
Purple Row Apr 26, 2017
Colorado Rockies option Stephen Cardullo but aren’t done shaking up the bench yet

Colorado Rockies option Stephen Cardullo but aren’t done shaking up the bench yet

Colorado Rockies news, notes and link for Wednesday, April 26 Bud Black jiggers with Rockies roster for more offense | Denver Post In a bit of a surprise, the Rockies kept all three of their utility infielders yesterday and instead optioned Stephen Cardullo to make room for last night’s starter German Marquez. While the Rockies may only be carrying three true outfielders, they have multiple players who can fill in there in Alexi Amarista, Mark Reynolds and even Pat Valaika. While the three utility infielders escaped the cut this time, Ian Desmond’s imminent return will most likely...
Bud Black jiggers with Rockies roster for more offense — and foresees Ian Desmond’s return

Bud Black jiggers with Rockies roster for more offense — and foresees Ian Desmond’s return

The addition of a pitcher to their 25-man roster Tuesday -- in 22-year-old German Marquez -- allowed the Rockies, in a roundabout way, to juggle for more offense.
MASN Sports Apr 25, 2017

Ian Desmond thankful for his time with the Nats - Byron Kerr

DENVER - Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond took ground balls at first and went through a relatively normal batting practice Monday as he rehabs from a left hand fracture that has kept him out of the lineup for the first...
Purple Row Apr 25, 2017
The Rockies’ bench is struggling, but it’s about to get better

The Rockies’ bench is struggling, but it’s about to get better

The impending returns of Ian Desmond, David Dahl, and Tom Murphy should address—either directly or indirectly—one of the Rockies’ main weaknesses. The Colorado Rockies are off to a National League-best 14-6 start and have seen their playoff odds shoot up to 37.8 percent (it’s early, yes, but that figure didn’t eclipse 7 percent in 2016). They’ve been able to take full advantage of terrific defense, an improved bullpen, and an inconsistent-but-explosive starting lineup to go 7-3 both at Coors Field and away from it. The good part of this is that things could be—and may...
Rox Pile Apr 25, 2017

Colorado Rockies: Ian Desmond Closer to Return, But Where Will He Play?

The Colorado Rockies had a grand plan for Ian Desmond in the offseason. Sign him to a big deal, let him learn how to play first base and, with that, fill one of the biggest needs for the team heading into 2017. It sounded like a great idea. But then along came Mark Reynolds and […] Colorado Rockies: Ian Desmond Closer to Return, But Where Will He Play? - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mile High Sports Apr 25, 2017

Ian Desmond believes the Rockies are on the verge of something special

Desmond, the Colorado Rockies marquee offseason signing, inked a five-year, $70-million-dollar contract in summer with one goal in mind: winning. The post Ian Desmond believes the Rockies are on the verge of something special appeared first on Mile High Sports.
Purple Row Apr 25, 2017
Rockies prospect German Marquez to start tonight and Ian Desmond injury update

Rockies prospect German Marquez to start tonight and Ian Desmond injury update

Colorado Rockies news, notes and links for Tuesday, April 25 German Marquez to start for Rockies vs. Nats | Rockies.com What everyone has been suspecting for the last week finally became official (almost). German Marquez will be filling in for Rockies ace Jon Gray. Thanks to a pair of off days, the Rockies have used a four-man rotation since Gray was placed on the 10-day DL. While Marquez joined the team last night, he has not yet been added to the active roster, so except a move later today. Cristhian Adames being designated for assignment or Pat Valaika being optioned are the two most...
Rockies’ Ian Desmond takes batting practice in big step toward returning from DL

Rockies’ Ian Desmond takes batting practice in big step toward returning from DL

Batting practice is usually a not big deal, unless you're a kid who happens to snare a souvenir launched into the left-field bleachers at Coors Field.
Washington Times Apr 24, 2017

Ian Desmond takes batting practice with broken hand on mend

DENVER (AP) - Ian Desmond launched a baseball in batting practice that bounced off the yogurt stand behind the seats in left field. His broken left hand appears to be mending quite nicely. The Colorado Rockies first baseman had a productive workout Monday as he took 25 swings in the ...
Mile High Sports Apr 24, 2017

Ian Desmond feeling like a baseball player again after taking 1st live swings

Colorado Rockies offseason signee Ian Desmond has yet to play a game for his new franchise, but Monday he took a big step towards getting back on the field. The post Ian Desmond feeling like a baseball player again after taking 1st live swings appeared first on Mile High Sports.
BSN Denver Apr 24, 2017

Ian Desmond makes “big step” in taking live batting practice, return imminent

On Monday, ahead of game one against his former team the Washington Nationals Ian Desmond was given the "full green-light" on his hand and took live batting practice.

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