Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:00:51 -0800
Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams plans to use OF Nate McLouth in right field and the leadoff spot Friday, Feb. 28, in the first Grapefruit League spring game against the New York Mets with 2B Danny Espinosa in the two-hole. 3B Ryan Zimmerman will bat third, 1B Adam LaRoche will bat cleanup and SS Ian Desmond will bat fifth. C Wilson Ramos will bat sixth with OF Tyler Moore serving as the designated hitter, OF Scott Hairston batting eighth and playing left field, and OF Michael Taylor batting last and playing in center field.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:17:16 -0800
The Washington Nationals avoided arbitration with SS Ian Desmond Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to a two-year, $17.5 million deal.
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 17:27:34 -0800
Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond is just two years away from free agency, and a candidate for a contract extension this offseason. According to Fangraphs.com, Desmond has produced 10.0 Wins Above Replacement (WAR) the past two seasons, the most of any major league shortstop, and 3.2 ahead of Texas Rangers SS Elvis Andrus, the next-closest player at the position.
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 08:34:20 -0800
Major League Baseball announced its Silver Slugger Awards for the National League Wednesday, Nov. 6. The winners were Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez, Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen, St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals 2B Matt Carpenter, Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond, Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce, Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt, Colorado Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer and Los Angeles Dodgers SP Zack Greinke.
Wed, 24 Jul 2013 13:34:03 -0700
Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond (finger) is dealing with a bad blister on his left hand and is out of the lineup Wednesday, July 24. He may need to sit Thursday, July 25, too.
Sat, 06 Jul 2013 18:18:51 -0700
Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman, Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez and OF Yasiel Puig, San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence and Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond are vying for the final spot on the National League All-Star roster. Fans have until Thursday, July 11 to cast their votes at MLB.com.
Thu, 02 May 2013 09:46:03 -0700
Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond hit his fourth home run of the year to extend his hitting streak to a team-high eight games Wednesday, May 1. Desmond said he received a hitting tip from former Atlanta Braves 3B Chipper Jones before the game. "Tonight I just wanted to stay balanced and just make sure I stayed on my legs," said Desmond. "Chipper actually told me that. I saw him the other day, sitting behind the screen, and I just thought, 'Stay on my legs.' Good things happen."
Mon, 01 Apr 2013 07:57:06 -0700
The Washington Nationals are nowhere close to a contract extension with SS Ian Desmond. The talks have never become really serious.
Wed, 06 Mar 2013 20:44:14 -0800
Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond is expected to bat sixth, with 2B Danny Espinosa batting seventh in manager Davey Johnson's batting order ahead of the catcher of the day, which will bat eighth, and the pitcher spot.
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:41:28 -0800
Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said he is open to approaching a long-term extension with SS Ian Desmond before the season starts.