Status: 10-Day DL. Early May?
Ian Desmond (hand) is due to begin playing in extended spring training games Friday in Arizona.
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Ian Desmond will return to the scene of the crime, so to speak, in an extended spring training game at Salt River Fields on Friday, where he'll take his first live at-bats since fracturing his left hand there nearly eight weeks ago.
Spin: Desmond began taking cuts off a tee last Friday and has progressed to live batting practice at Coors Field this week. With the Rockies playing a three-game series in Arizona, the proximity will allow Desmond to travel with the team and see hand specialist Dr. Donald Sheridan, who performed Desmond's surgery. Desmond will take roughly 10 to 15 at-bats over Friday and Saturday, where extended spring training will allow him to bat every inning. There is no activity scheduled at Salt River Fields on Sunday, though Black said Desmond could continue working with the staff nearby in Phoenix. "Put it this way, he's getting real close," manager Bud Black said. "Closer than you might think."
Ian Desmond is swinging a bat but he is not quite in the swing of things. The Rockies' big-ticket free-agent addition, though, is nearing a return to action.
Ian Desmond (hand) is due to begin playing in extended spring training games Friday in Arizona. He'll play multiple positions in those games and on his subsequent minor league rehab assignment. [...]
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