Ian Desmond RUMORS & NEWS

  • Rockies' Ian Desmond: Expected to return in late April

    CBS Sports "Desmond (hand) is expected to return in late April, KOA news radio's Steffan Tubbs reports. 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..." March 14

  • Desmond to undergo surgery on broken left hand

    Denver Post "Ian Desmond’s big-deal opportunity to play with the Rockies will wait. The first-time first baseman who signed a five-year, $70 million contract in the offseason, will instead undergo surgery to repair a broken left hand, the Rockies said Monday. Desmond will have surgery Wednesday morning to..." March 13

  • Ian Desmond breaks his hand in Rockies spring game on errant Reds pitch

    Denver Post "The Rockies leaped into a risky move in December when they signed shortstop-turned-outfielder Ian Desmond to a rich, lengthy contract to play first base. The risk, it seemed, was asking him to suit up for a position he had never played. But the danger waiting for Desmond was at the plate. The..." March 12

  • Ian Desmond Signs With Rockies

    CBS Dallas Forth Worth "Free agent outfielder Ian Desmond has reached an agreement with the Colorado Rockies, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Texas now must address the lack of power in the lineup with the departures of Desmond, Mitch Moreland (Red Sox), Carlos Beltran (Astros) and Prince Fielder (Retired)..." December 07

  • Contract talks between Rangers, Desmond intensifying

    MLB Trade Rumors "Talks between free agent center fielder Ian Desmond and the Rangers have “intensified” lately, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports writes (Twitter links). Desmond is likely to receive a four-year deal, Morosi adds. Desmond rejected the Rangers’ qualifying offer last month (as was expected), but it appears..." December 03

  • Report: Nats considering Ian Desmond reunion

    Larry Brown Sports "The Washington Nationals may find themselves dipping their toes into familiar territory this offseason. According to a report by Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports on Friday, though the Nationals remain focused on Andrew McCutchen as their top center field target, they’re also considering a number of..." December 02

  • Ian Desmond To Reject Qualifying Offer

    MLB Trade Rumors "Rangers outfielder Ian Desmond will reject his one-year, $17.2MM qualifying offer, per reports from FanRag’s Jon Heyman and Joel Sherman of the New York Post (Twitter link). As Sherman notes, Desmond figures to be in considerably more demand this time around than he was after rejecting the QO last..." November 14

  • Orioles Interested In Ian Desmond

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles are interested in free agent Ian Desmond as a potential corner outfield option in 2017 and beyond, reports Jon Morosi of MLB Network (Twitter link). Obviously, the interest that any team expresses in a free agent is going to be largely preliminary at this juncture of the offseason,..." November 08

  • Rangers make $17.2 million qualifying offer to Ian Desmond

    Hardball Talk "The Rangers have made a $17.2 million qualifying offer to outfielder Ian Desmond, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports. As a result, if Desmond signs elsewhere, his new team must forfeit its highest available draft pick as compensation. Desmond, 31, had draft pick compensation attached to him..." November 07

  • Late Fernandez headlines Comeback Player of the Year finalists

    MLB Players "The common thread among the finalists for the Players Choice Award as Comeback Player in each league was perseverance. The six finalists, three in each league, pushed themselves to overcome obstacles and return to top performance levels on the field in 2016. Some reached new heights. In the..." November 04

  • Rangers Will Make Qualifying Offer To Ian Desmond

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers will make a $17.2MM qualifying offer to outfielder Ian Desmond, general manager Jon Daniels told reporters today (Twitter link via MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan). He’ll be the only Rangers free agent to receive one, though that’s not a surprise, as their other QO-eligible players (Colby..." November 03

  • Ian Desmond Switches Agencies

    MLB Trade Rumors "Impending free agent Ian Desmond has changed representation and is now a client of CAA Baseball, Robert Murray of FanRag Sports reported today (via Twitter). Desmond’s switch will come on the eve of free agency as he seeks what will be the largest contract of his life. The 31-year-old..." November 01

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