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

Desmond is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Desmond is hitting just .211 (8-for-38) in 11 games since returning from the shelf, so he'll head to the bench for a second straight game as manager Bud Black gives him some time to clear his head. With Desmond out, the Rockies will send Gerardo Parra and Carlos Gonzalez to the corner outfield spots.

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

Desmond is out of the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Desmond will get the day off while the Rockies send Raimel Tapia out to left field. Desmond hasn't had the best start to the month of September, as he's gone just 5-for-27 (.185) at the plate over eight games.

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

Desmond is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Dodgers, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Desmond has started eight of the last nine games since returning from the disabled list, so he'll head to the bench for a breather as the Rockies kick off a series against the Dodgers. With Desmond sidelined, the Rockies will deploy an outfield of Gerardo Parra, Charlie Blackmon and Carlos Gonzalez (from left to right).

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

Desmond is starting at shortstop and batting seventh Monday against the Giants, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

This will mark Desmond's first start at shortstop on the season. Carlos Gonzalez and Gerardo Parra -- who are manning the corner outfield spots Monday -- have been playing well lately, so Desmond could see some time at shortstop down the stretch when the Rockies look to deploy all three players in the same lineup.

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

Desmond is out of the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Desmond has started four of the last five games in left field, and even gets the occasional start at first base, but he'll be held out for Sunday's series finale. Gerardo Parra will get the nod in left in his stead.

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

Desmond went 1-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

He's now gone 3-for-7 in two games since returning from a calf injury, but the steal -- Desmond's 11th of the year -- is the best sign that he's feeling 100 percent. It's been a disappointing campaign for the 31-year-old, but he could still provide significant fantasy value over the final month as part of a potent Rockies offense.

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

Desmond (calf) will start Monday in left field, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Desmond was not expected to make such an early return from his calf injury, but with Carlos Gonzalez suffering an ankle injury Monday night, Desmond's services were required. Expect Desmond to split time between left field, first base and shortstop over the season's final weeks.

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

Desmond (calf) is scheduled to begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Desmond continues to work his way back from a strained right calf, and the 31-year-old said he felt good after a hard workout Wednesday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports, so he'll join the Rockies' Triple-A affiliate for the final step in his rehab. He's set to play Thursday and Friday before the Rockies reevaluate him and determine the whether to activate him or keep him on a rehab assignment a little longer.

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

Desmond has progressed to running springs in the outfield and swinging in batting practice, but continues to experience pain while recovering from a strained right calf, Nick Groke of The Denver Post reports. "[Desmond is] making marked improvement where he is physically," Rockies manager Bud Black said Friday. "I wish I could give you a timetable, but I can't. He still feels it a little bit. These calves are tricky, they're dicey."

EDGE Analysis

Since Desmond has already missed nearly a month with the calf injury and isn't quite in the clear in his recovery, it's looking increasingly probable that he won't be activated from the 10-day disabled list until September. Before that happens, Desmond will first need to complete a rehab assignment in the minors, though based on Black's comments, it's uncertain if the outfielder will even be able to pick up any at-bats with an affiliate during the upcoming week.

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

Desmond (calf) took batting practice Tuesday, Ben Weinrib of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Desmond was placed on the 10-day disabled list on July 28 with a right calf strain. The Rockies recently admitted that his injury was a bit more serious than originally thought, so it appears that the veteran outfielder could be sidelined for a bit. The team announced Tuesday that Desmond will likely require a minor-league rehab stint before returning to the majors, as well.