Desmond (calf) took batting practice Tuesday, Ben Weinrib of MLB.com reports. 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. He remains without a timetable for his return.
Desmond's right calf strain will require a longer recovery than the Rockies initially estimated, and he is without a timetable to return, Nick Groke of The Denver Post reports. Owners who were expecting Desmond back early this month figure to be disappointed, as it now sounds like he should be considered out indefinitely. Mark Reynolds figures to continue to start almost every day at first base, with Gerardo Parra and occasionally Raimel Tapia seeing time in left field while Desmond is sidelined.
Desmond (calf) won't be activated from the 10-day disabled list Saturday when first eligible, Nick Groke of The Denver Post reports. Desmond is on the DL for the second time in a month due to a right calf strain, so the Rockies are expected to ease the outfielder back into action more slowly this time around. He'll likely need to head out on a minor-league rehab assignment before being activated, but it remains unclear when that might happen. In the meantime, Desmond's ongoing absence should open up regular starts for both Gerardo Parra and Carlos Gonzalez at the corner outfield spots.
Desmond was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday with a strained right calf, Nick Groke of The Denver Post reports. Desmond re-aggravated the lingering ailment earlier this week, forcing him to the disabled list for the second time this month with the injury. It also brings an unfortunate end to what had been a nice hot streak for the 31-year-old, as he had gone 7-for-22 with six RBI before heading to the bench. Gerardo Parra, who has been hitting well in his own right, will take over as the primary left fielder moving forward. A firm timetable has yet to emerge for Desmond's return, but it likely won't be until mid-August at the earliest.
Desmond (calf) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Cardinals, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. The veteran was lifted from Tuesday's contest due to a similar calf injury to the one that sidelined him earlier in the month, and it seems like the Rockies want to give him another day off to rest it. Consider him day-to-day for the time being, while Gerardo Parra picks up another start in left field to replace him.