Ian Desmond
1B/LF/CF COL
20 hours ago

Desmond is not in the lineup Monday against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Desmond is 7-for-22 (.318) with a pair of doubles and six RBI since returning from the disabled list, but he'll get another day off Monday to ease back into action. Gerardo Parra will man left field in his stead.

Ian Desmond
1B/LF/CF COL
7 days ago

Desmond is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Padres, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Desmond is 3-for-5 with three RBI in two games since coming back from the disabled list, but he'll get a night off likely as a way to ease him back into action. Gerardo Parra will fill in for him in left field for the evening.

Ian Desmond
1B/LF/CF COL
1 week ago

Desmond (calf) was activated from the 10-day DL prior to Sunday's matchup against the Mets, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Not only will Desmond be activated, but he'll start in left field and bat fifth in the order, per Jenny Cavnar of AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain. Desmond hasn't seen the field since July 2 due to the ailment, but after taking the All-Star break to recover, he appears ready to regain his old role. He'll carry a .709 OPS into Sunday's start.

Ian Desmond
1B/LF/CF COL
1 week ago

Desmond (calf) continues to target a return to the lineup Sunday, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Bud Black told reporters that Desmond would test out his calf pregame Saturday as a final tuneup before potentially returning to the lineup for the series finale in New York. Provided that Saturday's conditioning work goes off without a hitch, look for Desmond to draw back into the lineup as the Rockies' left fielder Sunday against lefty Steven Matz.

Ian Desmond
1B/LF/CF COL
2 weeks ago

Desmond (calf) could return to the Rockies on Saturday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

If that timeline holds, it'll mean only eight games out of the lineup for Desmond thanks to the All-Star break. The Rockies are in New York to face the Mets this weekend, and then they'll return home for a three-game set with San Diego. Surprisingly, Desmond hasn't been able to take advantage of the friendly confines of Coors Field over his first 87 at-bats there this season, as he has a meager .287/.297/.356 batting line there. However, now that he's further removed from his season-opening broken hand and this latest ailment is a thing of the past, we could see Desmond go on a strong second-half run.

Ian Desmond
1B/LF/CF COL
3 weeks ago

Desmond was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right calf strain, MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Desmond exited Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks with what was originally diagnosed as calf cramps, but the MRI he underwent on Monday apparently showed something more serious, forcing him onto the disabled list. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined with the ailment at this point, but more should be known once his test results are revealed. On the brighter side, Carlos Gonzalez was reinstated from the DL in a corresponding roster move.

Ian Desmond
1B/LF/CF COL
3 weeks ago

Desmond (calf) is out of the lineup Monday against the Reds, Max Gelman of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Desmond will take a seat in the series opener after he was forced out of Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks with right calf cramping. The Rockies haven't indicated that a more serious issue is at play, so Desmond seemingly has a good chance at returning to action before the series draws to a close. Desmond's absence will be cushioned to some degree by the return of Carlos Gonzalez (shoulder), who was activated from the disabled list Monday and will take back his spot in right field while Raimel Tapia shifts over to left.

Ian Desmond
1B/LF/CF COL
3 weeks ago

Desmond left Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks with a right calf cramp, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It seemed like it was going to be a lot worse, based on the general chatter on Twitter from the Rockies beat writers, so Desmond appears to have dodged serious injury. He walked and scored before exiting and was replaced in left field by Mike Tauchman. The Rockies are hoping to get Carlos Gonzalez (shoulder) back Monday, so he could be an option to start if Desmond needs more time to get right.

Ian Desmond
1B/LF/CF COL
3 weeks ago

Desmond is not in the lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Despite riding a five-game hitting streak, Desmond will head to the bench for what appears to be a regular day of rest after starting 22 straight games. Mike Tauchman will start in left field for him.

Ian Desmond
1B/LF/CF COL
1 month ago

Desmond went 2-for-4 with two RBI during Sunday's loss to the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

While Desmond sports a rock-solid .302 batting average through his past 16 games, he has just one extra-base hit and a .349 slugging percentage during that span. It's beginning to look like the fractured hand he sustained in spring training may still be lingering and limiting his power. The upside is definitely there for a bounce-back stretch, and playing half his games at Coors Field provides a nice fantasy boost, so patience could pay off in the long run.