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Pat Valaika now in Rockies’ first-base mix with Ian Desmond out; David Dahl near return

Pat Valaika now in Rockies’ first-base mix with Ian Desmond out; David Dahl near return

The Ian Desmond dominoes continue to fall for the Rockies after the first-time first baseman broke his hand a week ago. Mark Reynolds likely will start the season at first base, but Colorado needs options.
BSN Denver Mar 18, 2017

Ian Desmond was proving valuable at 1B before injury, Bud Black says

Ian Desmond was already making strides in becoming an excellent first baseman before the injury, according to Rockies manager Bud Black.
Ian Desmond making progress as Rockies’ first baseman, despite injury

Ian Desmond making progress as Rockies’ first baseman, despite injury

Ian Desmond's transformation has hit a detour, not a road block.
Purple Row Mar 17, 2017
FanPost Friday Recap: Predicting the Opening Day Roster

FanPost Friday Recap: Predicting the Opening Day Roster

This ended up being a lot harder than it was supposed to be. Welcome back to FanPost Friday! Last week we posed what we thought would be a rather innocuous question: Who do you think will be on the Rockies Opening Day 25-man roster? Little did we know what the week had in store. We had seven responses this time around and, awkwardly enough, less than 72 hours after the prompt went up both Tom Murphy and Ian Desmond were essentially ruled out for Opening Day. Since a majority of folks wrote their posts before this news, we’ll give them a pass in our analysis here. As this endeavour was a...
Rockies offer optimistic timeline for Ian Desmond; waiting for Rayan Gonzalez tests

Rockies offer optimistic timeline for Ian Desmond; waiting for Rayan Gonzalez tests

Ian Desmond returned to the Rockies clubhouse Thursday after surgeons repaired a broken bone in his left hand the day before. Even with his arm wrapped like a club, with a metal plate inserted under the skin, Desmond's prognosis made Colorado manager Bud Black a bit cheery.
BSN Denver Mar 16, 2017

Bud Black updates on when Ian Desmond could return to action

  Last week was one to forget for the Colorado Rockies regarding injury news. Most notably, Ian Desmond — Colorado’s prized free agent signing — fractured his left hand in last Sunday’s game after an errant pitch from Cincinnati Reds pitcher Rookie Davis. Desmond, 31, underwent surgery on his second metacarpal in his left hand [...]
Purple Row Mar 16, 2017
Ian Desmond injury update: Rockies first baseman expected back in April

Ian Desmond injury update: Rockies first baseman expected back in April

Desmond had surgery on Wednesday The Colorado Rockies may have finally received some positive injury-related news. After his surgery on Wednesday, the Rockies are now expecting Ian Desmond to be back in April according to Nick Groke of the Denver Post. While the timeline may still change during recovery and rehab, this initial post-surgery timeline is the best case scenario. Desmond broke the second metatarsal in his left hand on Sunday when he was hit by a pitch against the Cincinnati Reds. On Monday, it was announced that he was going to undergo surgery on to repair the fracture....
MLB Trade Rumors Mar 14, 2017

Ian Desmond Expected To Miss About 6 Weeks

Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond is expected to miss around six weeks with his fractured finger, GM Jeff Bridich tells ESPN.com’s Jim Bowden. Desmond requires surgery on the second metacarpal in his left hand after being hit by a pitch. It is not immediately clear whether the six-week timeline is in reference to a return…
BSN Denver Mar 14, 2017

BSN Rockies Podcast: Despite injuries, Colorado still better off than a year ago today

  On this episode of the BSN Rockies Podcast, Drew Creasman breaks down the recent rash of injuries the Rockies have sustained in the last week-and-a-half. Do the losses of David Dahl, Tom Murphy, Chris Rusin, Ian Desmond, and Chad Bettis mean that the season is already over? No. No, it does not.
Purple Row Mar 14, 2017
The Rockies should consider Tom Murphy for part-time play at first base

The Rockies should consider Tom Murphy for part-time play at first base

If Murphy learns first base, he’ll have more chances to hit After Ian Desmond’s injury, the Colorado Rockies need another option to fill first base in his absence. Among those seen taking groundballs during practice on Monday, according to Thomas Harding of MLB.com, was none other than Cristhian Adames. Um, No? No, no, NO! The ideas that Adames is a serious part-time option at first base and that the Colorado Rockies are a contending team should be incompatible. That’d be kind of like playing Gerardo Parra there. Or Daniel Descalso. You get the idea. Might I suggest an alternate...
Purple Row Mar 14, 2017
Ian Desmond news contributes to a bad week for the Colorado Rockies

Ian Desmond news contributes to a bad week for the Colorado Rockies

Rockies news, notes and links for Tuesday, March 14th. The Rockies Had an Awful Week - FanGraphsTravis Sawchick at FanGraphs chronicles was was an ugly week for the Rockies in terms of health. The club announced Monday that first baseman Ian Desmond would undergo surgery on his broken right hand and miss 6-8 weeks, counting him out for at least the first month or so of the season. Couple the Desmond news with the much more serious matter of Chad Bettis’ cancer having spread, making him out indefinitely as he undergoes chemotherapy, and the Rockies’ playoff chances have had a dent put...
Purple Row Mar 13, 2017
Ian Desmond injury update: Colorado Rockies first baseman will undergo surgery

Ian Desmond injury update: Colorado Rockies first baseman will undergo surgery

Surgery scheduled for Wednesday Ian Desmond will undergo surgery to repair the fracture in his left hand, he Colorado Rockies announced today. Dr. Donald Sheridan will perform the operation in Scottsdale, Arizona according to Thomas Harding and the Rockies. At this point, there is no timeline for his return, though the soonest would be the standard 6-8 weeks for any bone break. Hand injuries can be tricky, and this could drag out longer if there is any further damage to his hand or the bone does not heal as expected. Desmond’s hand was broken during Sunday’s game when he was hit by a...
Denver Post Mar 13, 2017
Ian Desmond to have surgery on his left hand. Rockies are now scrambling to fill his spot.

Ian Desmond to have surgery on his left hand. Rockies are now scrambling to fill his spot.

Ian Desmond's big-deal opportunity to play with the Rockies will wait. The first-time first baseman who signed a five-year, $70 million contract in the offseason, will instead undergo surgery to repair a broken left hand, the Rockies said Monday.
KFFL Mar 13, 2017

Rockies | Ian Desmond to have surgery

Colorado Rockies 1B Ian Desmond (hand) will undergo surgery on his second metacarpal bone Wednesday, ...
numberFire Mar 13, 2017
Fantasy Baseball: What's the Impact of Ian Desmond's Injury?

Fantasy Baseball: What's the Impact of Ian Desmond's Injury?

Colorado must come up with a temporary solution to their first base situation.

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