Ian Desmond reinstated from DL, to start in LF for Colorado Rockies
The Rockies signed Desmond to a five-year, $70 million contract in the offseason with the intention of having him play first base. But he fractured his left hand in spring training and had not played since the season began.
Mark Reynolds, filling in at first, has played well. He is batting .311 with 23 RBIs. His two-run single tied the game in the ninth inning Saturday night, and Colorado went on to win on a wild pitch.
Manager Bud Black had said he expected to play Desmond some in the outfield, as well as at first.
To make room, Colorado designated infielder Christian Adames for assignment.