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CSN Washington Oct 20, 2014

Nationals roster report: Ian Desmond

Though his numbers slipped a bit this season, Ian Desmond remains one of the best all-around shortstops in baseball. Now the Nationals must try to lock him up before he hits free agency at the end of 2015.

Offseason storyline No. 2: Lock up Desmond, Zimmermann?

As the Nationals transition into offseason mode, so do we (a little sooner than any of us expected). Over a five-day stretch, we’ll run through the five biggest storylines of the winter for this club, continuing today with the No. 2 storyline: Attempting to sign Ian Desmond, Jordan Zimmermann and/or Doug Fister to long-term extensions…
CSN Washington Oct 10, 2014

Offseason storyline No. 2: Extensions in works?

Ian Desmond, Jordan Zimmermann and Doug Fister all become free agents after the 2015 season, which means now is the time for the Nationals to try to lock them up.
CSN Washington Oct 9, 2014

Hardy's extension helps Desmond's cause with Nats

Another top shortstop staying off the market is good news for Ian Desmond, who is set to hit free agency after 2015.

Examining how Matt Williams used his bullpen in Game 4

With one out in the ninth Tuesday night, Ian Desmond tried to check his swing on Santiago Casilla’s two-strike breaking ball in the dirt. Home plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt called Desmond out without an appeal. It appeared Desmond had held back, and in the batter’s box he fumed. “As I was turning around to talk […]
Washington Post Oct 8, 2014

Nats Journal: Examining how Matt Williams used his bullpen in Game 4

With one out in the ninth Tuesday night, Ian Desmond tried to check his swing on Santiago Casilla’s two-strike breaking ball in the dirt. Home plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt called Desmond out without an appeal. It appeared Desmond had held back, and in the batter’s box he fumed. Read full article >>
San Jose Mercury News Oct 4, 2014

Washington Nationals' Ian Desmond awaits birth of son

Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond could miss a postseason game against the San Francisco Giants if his wife gives birth to their third son
Sacramento Bee Oct 4, 2014
Nationals' Desmond awaiting birth of 3rd child

Nationals' Desmond awaiting birth of 3rd child

Nationals manager Matt Williams says "there is a chance" shortstop Ian Desmond could miss a postseason game when his wife gives birth to the couple's third son. Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond, left, and right fielder Jayson Werth talk during warm ups before Game 1 of a NL Division Series baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, in Washington.
Washington Post Oct 4, 2014

Nats Journal: With third son coming soon, no paternity leave available for Ian Desmond

When Ian Desmond’s first son, Grayson, was born in April 2011, Desmond made Major League Baseball history. The Nationals shortstop took advantage of a then-new league rule that allowed players to take up to three days off to be with mother and child, and their team to fill their roster spot with impunity in the meantime. In so doing, he became the first player ever to be placed on paternity leave. Read full article >>

With third son coming soon, no paternity leave available for Ian Desmond

When Ian Desmond’s first son, Grayson, was born in April 2011, Desmond made Major League Baseball history. The Nationals shortstop took advantage of a then-new league rule that allowed players to take up to three days off to be with mother and child, and their team to fill their roster spot with impunity in the […]
CSN Washington Oct 4, 2014

Nats' Ian Desmond could miss playoff game for birth of child

Ian Desmond and his wife, Chelsey, are expecting their third child this month, and it could cause the two-time Silver Slugger to miss a playoff game.

Desmond could miss game for birth of child

Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond and his wife, Chelsey, are expecting their third child this month, and it could cause the two-time Silver Slugger to miss a playoff game. Manager Matt Williams gave an update on the situation Saturday, saying Chelsey is “very close” and is expected to give birth any day now. Whether it could…
KFFL Oct 4, 2014

Nationals | Ian Desmond could miss game due to birth of son

Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond could wind up missing a game during the NLDS if ...
Washington Post Oct 3, 2014

Nats Journal: Ian Desmond starts slow in NLDS

In the 2012 National League Division Series between the Nationals and the Cardinals, Ian Desmond was frequently Washington’s best player on the field. He went 7 for 19, made a crucial defensive play in  Game 1, scored two runs and struck out just three times. Read full article >>

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