Those looking to see prized free agent acquisition Ian Desmond suit up for the Colorado Rockies (one that matters, at least), may have to wait. The newly converted first baseman fractured his hand on Sunday.
Desmond signed a five-year, $70 million this offseason. After spending most of his career as a shortstop, he converted to the outfield, again finding success. The Rockies are hoping the 31-year-old can have a similarly smooth transition to first.
Typically, similar injuries to Desmond’s take at least a month to heal (according to the Denver Post). In the interim, the Rockies will likely turn to Mark Reynolds; who, after starting for the team last season, is in camp on a minor-league contract.