Daniel Descalso 2B/SS/3B COL 5 days ago

Descalso will start at shortstop Sunday against the Cubs.

Descalso will draw the first of what projects to be very few starts this season, as manager Walt Weiss is awarding regular shortstop Troy Tulowitzki with a day off. Descalso will serve as a pinch-hitter on most days, likely limiting his fantasy value this season.

Daniel Descalso 2B/SS/3B COL 3 weeks ago

Descalso (oblique) is back in the lineup for Saturday's Cactus League game against the Cubs, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

An oblique strain cost Descalso nearly two weeks, but he made it through a minor league game Wednesday without issue and will look to hit the ground running upon his return to major league spring games. Despite the missed time, Descalso is still fully expected to enter the year as the Rockies' top reserve option at second base, shortstop and third base.

Daniel Descalso 2B/SS/3B COL 3 weeks ago

Descalso (oblique) will play four innings defensively Wednesday and bat in each of the innings, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

Descalso should return to action in the big leagues relatively soon after playing in the minor league game Wednesday. If all goes well, he should be on track for Opening Day, but his status should be monitored as it approaches.

Daniel Descalso 2B/SS/3B COL 1 month ago

Descalso (oblique) is still a few days away from returning according to manager Walt Weiss, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.

Descalso has been dealing with a strained oblique, and while he was only expected to miss a few days it appears the club is electing to play it safe and continue to hold him out a bit longer. It doesn't seem as though he's suffered any setbacks, so he should be good to go within the week.

Daniel Descalso 2B/SS/3B COL 1 month ago

Descalso is dealing with a strained oblique and won't play over the next few days, The Denver Post reports.

Descalso's long-term viability doesn't seem to be in question but the Rockies will play it safe by putting him on the shelf for a portion of the upcoming week. Further news on his status should be released in due time while the Rockies monitor his strain over the next few days.

Daniel Descalso 2B/SS/3B COL 1 month ago

Descalso is projected to serve as the Rockies' top reserve at second base, shortstop, and third base this season, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Signed to a two-year, $3.6 million contract in December, Descalso will bring versatility to a Rockies squad that has received scarce contributions from its backup infielders during four consecutive losing seasons. While Descalso's work with the bat over his career isn't impressive by any means, the Rockies have more than enough hitting talent across the other spots in the lineup to compensate for that deficiency. The Rockies believe his solid glovework will be enough to make him a capable insurance plan in the event that Troy Tulowitzki and Nolan Arenado fall victim to injuries again in 2015.

Daniel Descalso 2B/SS/3B COL 4 months ago

Descalso signed a two-year contract with the Rockies on Tuesday.

Although he was healthy all year, Descalso logged just 184 plate appearances with St. Louis in 2014 while serving in a utility role. He's just a .243/.313/.341 career hitter at the major league level, with 10 homers and 16 steals in 529 games, but Descalso can play all around the infield and is an upgrade over Charlie Culberson. The 28-year-old Descalso may even work into a starting role at second if DJ LeMahieu struggles or suffers an injury in the spring.

Daniel Descalso 2B/SS/3B COL 4 months ago

The Cardinals declined to tender Descalso a contract, Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reports.

St. Louis has enough infield depth to make Descalso expendable. He hit .242/.333/.311 with zero home runs and one steal in 184 plate appearances last season, and will have more real life value than fantasy value with whichever team he catches on with for 2015.

Daniel Descalso 2B/SS/3B COL 8 months ago

Descalso went 3-for-3 with a walk while making a spot start at shortstop Saturday.

With the DH spot available for the Cards playing on the road in Baltimore, Jhonny Peralta was given a day off from defensive responsibilities. The three-hit effort pushed Descalso's line to .198/.257/.248 for the season.

Daniel Descalso 2B/SS/3B COL 9 months ago

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.