Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond was hit on the left hand by a Rookie Davis fastball during Sunday’s Cactus League game against the Reds. He was immediately removed from the game and wore a brace on his hand before going for X-rays.
The Rockies and Desmond, unfortunately, have received some bad news. Per Nick Groke of The Denver Post, Desmond suffered a fractured left hand. He’ll be reevaluated by a hand specialist this week to determine the prognosis.
Desmond, 31, inked a five-year, $70 million contract with the Rockies in December. He hit a solid .285/.335/.446 with 22 home runs, 86 RBI, 107 runs scored, and 21 stolen bases in 677 plate appearances for the Rangers last season.