Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:33:01 -0700
Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond has made seven errors on the young season.
Fantasy Tip: He also made a play deep in the hole Thursday, April 17, and failed to throw the ball to first after his blunders. While this doesn't mean a lot in fantasy, it could earn him a place in the doghouse and time on the pine. 2B/SS Danny Espinosa could be the benefactor.
Sun, 23 Mar 2014 18:45:22 -0700
Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond turned down a multi-year offer believed to be worth around $90 million this offseason. It is believed the deal was for at least six years.
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 11:40:21 -0700
Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond (finger, illness) took batting practice and made some throws Friday, March 14. He is scheduled to return to the lineup Sunday, March 16.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:55:29 -0700
Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond (finger) will miss a few days due to a split open finger. Manager Matt Williams said Desmond would play if it were the regular season.
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.