10DIan Desmond
LF/CF COL
4 hours ago

Desmond took live batting practice Monday for the first time since breaking his hand, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Desmond getting in the cage for the first time has to be an encouraging sign that he is making progress with the broken hand he suffered back in mid-March. If all goes well with the rest of his recovery, he may be able to make it back to the field by early May.

10DIan Desmond
LF/CF COL
3 days ago

Desmond (hand) began hitting off a tee Friday, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The plan from here is for Desmond to hit soft toss before progressing to on-field batting practice at some point this weekend. If all goes well for Desmond in batting practice, the Rockies will likely begin internal discussions regarding a rehab assignment. He figures to need at least a week's worth of at-bats in the minors to prepare for a return to the major-league team.

10DIan Desmond
LF/CF COL
4 days ago

Desmond (hand) began hitting off a tee Thursday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The $70 million man is nearing a return to full baseball activity, as he already progressed to full action in the field. The next step for Desmond to take is taking batting practice, but it seems like that should come in the next few days barring any setbacks. A better timetable for his return to the Rockies lineup should emerge once he progresses further.

10DIan Desmond
LF/CF COL
1 week ago

Desmond (hand) took infield practice Thursday at first base, and he's slated to start batting practice next week, Nick Groke of The Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Desmond has a chance to return before April ends, now that he's one month past his injury. The Rockies' escalation of his baseball activities is a good sign. If he's a free agent in shallower fantasy leagues without disabled list spots, shrewd owners should look to pick him up.

10DIan Desmond
LF/CF COL
2 weeks ago

Desmond (hand) is scheduled to begin playing catch and taking part in fielding drills this week, Nick Groke of The Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Desmond has been sidelined since March 12 after taking a pitch to the hand during a Cactus League game, but all indications are that he's healing as well as the Rockies had anticipated. The on-field drills represent another positive step for Desmond, whose only previous baseball-related activity had been hitting one-handed with a fungo bat. The Rockies haven't ruled out on a late-April return for Desmond, who will likely see most of his action in first base or left field this season.

10DIan Desmond
LF/CF COL
3 weeks ago

Desmond (hand) will undergo testing Monday in Denver to assess how his fracture is healing, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.

EDGE Analysis

Still recovering from a mid-March procedure to insert a metal plate in his left wrist, Desmond has ramped up his exercise program but still figures to be out until at least late April. Mark Reynolds started at first base in each of Colorado's first three games.

10DIan Desmond
LF/CF COL
3 weeks ago

Desmond (hand) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Desmond underwent surgery in mid-March to repair his fractured hand and is expected to return in late April. Slugging first baseman Mark Reynolds will fill in for Desmond and could provide cheap power in fantasy leagues for the next few weeks.

10DIan Desmond
LF/CF COL
1 month ago

Desmond (hand) is expected to return in late April, KOA news radio's Steffan Tubbs reports.

EDGE Analysis

He will have surgery Wednesday to insert a metal plate in his left wrist to compensate for the fracture he sustained over the weekend. This is a shorter timetable than most were expecting, but it is also likely the most optimistic timetable, and such an injury could negatively affect his offensive production when he returns. In the meantime, Mark Reynolds, Stephen Cardullo and Jordan Patterson will compete to break camp in a role at first base while Desmond is on the mend.

10DIan Desmond
LF/CF COL
1 month ago

Desmond will undergo surgery Wednesday to repair the second metacarpal in his left hand, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Desmond fractured his left hand after being hit by a pitch during Sunday's spring training game. It's unclear how long he will be sidelined with the injury, but in the meantime, Gerardo Parra and Mark Reynolds should see more reps at first base. More should be known about his timetable after he undergoes the procedure, so it will be something to monitor in the coming days.

10DIan Desmond
LF/CF COL
1 month ago

Desmond was diagnosed with a fracture in his left hand, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The news of Desmond's injury has to be very disappointing for the Rockies considering that he was slated be their Opening Day starting first baseman. It is still yet to be seen how long the hand fracture will keep him out, but it should mean that Gerardo Parra will get plenty of opportunities at first base in the mean time. Nonetheless, the Rockies remain heavily invested in Desmond, who signed a five-year $70 million contract with the team this past offseason.