Ian Desmond SS WSH 3 months ago

Desmond declined the qualifying offer from the Nationals and will remain a free agent, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

Ian Desmond SS WSH 3 months ago

Desmond was given a qualifying offer by the Nationals on Friday, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

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Desmond had a mostly ...

Ian Desmond SS WSH 4 months ago

Desmond isn't in the lineup Monday against the Reds, William Ladson of MLB.com reports.

Ian Desmond SS WSH 5 months ago

Desmond went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in a 6-4 loss to Miami on Thursday.

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Desmond had just five hits in ...

Ian Desmond SS WSH 5 months ago

Desmond went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored in an 8-2 victory over the Braves on Saturday.

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Desmond has been more proficient...

Ian Desmond SS WSH 5 months ago

Desmond singled and drew three walks in Sunday's win over the Marlins.

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Desmond halted his August power ...

Ian Desmond SS WSH 5 months ago

Desmond went 2-for-3 Saturday with a solo shot, his 17th home run of the season.

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He's now homered in back-to-back...

Ian Desmond SS WSH 7 months ago

Desmond is back in the starting lineup Friday against the Giants, James Wagner of The Washington Post reports.

The Nats are using Desmond as their No. 6 hitter for Friday's matchup against right-hander Jake Peavy. Aside from posting a disappointing line overall (.219/.263/.347), Desmond has struggled recently with a 15-for-97 (.155) stretch including a 3:35 BB:K over the last 30 days.

Ian Desmond SS WSH 7 months ago

Desmond is out of the lineup Thursday against the Braves, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

It continues to be a struggle at the plate for Desmond, going 0-for-8 in the last two contests with six strikeouts. He'll get a day off to clear his head Thursday, with Danny Espinosa shifting over to play shortstop.

Ian Desmond SS WSH 7 months ago

Desmond is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Braves.

Desmond will sit for a second time in four games, with his struggles showing no signs of letting up. He owns a .143/.167/.200 slash line in 70 June at-bats, with a 25:1 K:BB ratio and just two extra-base hits (one homer). Anthony Rendon, Yunel Escobar and Danny Espinosa all appear to be better options in the infield right now, but the Nationals likely still have some hope that Desmond can break out of his season-long slump.