Descalso went 3-for-3 with a walk and two RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Blue Jays The infielder's average had been in a crashing since mid-month, but Descalso's three-hit performance got him back on track. Wednesday marked his second three-hit game of the season, but just hits first multi-hit day since May 30. The veteran's opportunities are limited with the young studs circling the Rockies infield, but Descalso continues to make the most of his chances and can be useful in daily formats if deployed correctly.
Descalso is in the lineup and batting sixth for Monday's game against the Blue Jays, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports. Descalso will get the start at second base in place of DJ LeMahieu who is out after suffering a left knee contusion Sunday. Descalso is hitting .364/.462/.500 with one home run and 12 RBI through 44 at-bats on the season.
Descalso is slashing .400/.455/.533 with nine RBI and eight runs in 30 at-bats this season. Descalso has been performing well in the few opportunities he's received this season, but there doesn't seem to be an opportunity for him to be anything more than a reserve utility infielder going forward. The 29-year-old could see some more playing time if one of the Rockies' infielders get injured or begins to struggle significantly, but for the time being, he'll likely spend most of his time watching the action from the dugout.
Descalso was activated from the disabled list Friday, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports. Descalso has been out since mid-March with a hand injury, but after tearing up the minors during his rehab assignment, he's all set to rejoin the Rockies. The 29-year-old will likely slot in as a reserve utility infielder going forward. To make room for him on the roster, Ben Paulsen was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque.
Descalso (hand) got seven at-bats in an extended spring game, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports. Descalso appears to be progressing nicely through his rehab process, as there have been no reported issues for a long time. The utility man is expected to begin a rehab assignment Monday, after which he will likely be able to rejoin the Rockies.