Ian Desmond

American baseball player Ian Desmond

Ian M. Desmond is a shortstop for the Washington Nationals. He was selected by the Montreal Expos in the third round of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft and signed on June 16. Desmond was named the 19th best prospect and the best defensive shortstop in the South Atlantic League by Baseball America at the end of 2005.
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Desmond homers twice; Rockies rout Padres 11-3
Fox News - 10 months
Ian Desmond felt he had some catching up to do with his new Colorado Rockies teammates.
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MLB report: Rockies' Ian Desmond breaks left hand when he's hit by a pitch
LATimes - 12 months
First baseman Ian Desmond left the Colorado Rockies’ spring game against the Cincinnati Reds after he was hit by a pitch that broke his left hand. Desmond was plunked by Rookie Davis with a 93-mph fastball in the fourth inning on Sunday. The Rockies say the preliminary diagnosis on Desmond is...
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Angels lose to Rangers on Ian Desmond walk-off single
LATimes - over 1 year
Ian Desmond had an RBI single with no outs in the ninth inning and the Texas Rangers moved closer to the AL West title with a 3-2 win over the last-place Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.  Elvis Andrus led off the ninth with a sharp single to left off Jose Alvarez (1-3) before Carlos Gomez turned...
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Baseball-Highlights of Thursday's MLB games
Yahoo News - over 1 year
Highlights of Thursday's Major League Baseball games: Rangers 5, Athletics 1 Colby Lewis lost on no-hitter in the ninth inning on a leadoff double by Max Muncy but rebounded to pitch a complete game, delivering the Texas Rangers a 5-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday afternoon. Ian Desmond broke a scoreless tie with a leadoff home run in the seventh, propelling the Rangers to a third win in four days against the A's and their franchise-record-tying eighth straight series win. Lewis took a perfect game two outs into the eighth before issuing a four-pitch walk to Yonder Alonso.
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Rangers activate rightfielder Choo after calf injury heals
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
South Korean rightfielder Choo Shin-Soo returned to the Texas Rangers after nearly six weeks on the Major League Baseball injured list, but the comeback didn't last long. Leadoff batter Choo was walked in the first inning of the Rangers game at Houston but was left stranded on second base. In the third inning, Choo walked and took second on an Ian Desmond single before scoring on a two-run double by Prince Fielder.
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Rangers Strike First in Lone Star Series, 7-5 Over Astros
NYTimes - almost 2 years
Ian Desmond has already shown he can make the adjustment to being an everyday outfielder. Now he wants to start hitting for the Texas Rangers.
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Desmond Doubles in Rangers' Debut, Plays Left
NYTimes - almost 2 years
Ian Desmond did not have any chances in his first game in left field and hit a seventh-inning double for the Texas Rangers in a 3-3 tie against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday.
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Ian Desmond Deal Done, and He's Headed to Rangers Outfield
NYTimes - almost 2 years
Ian Desmond started his transition from one-time All-Star shortstop to everyday left fielder with the Texas Rangers on Monday, a new chapter in his career that he is eagerly embracing.
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AP Source: Desmond Has Deal, Expected in Rangers Camp Monday
NYTimes - almost 2 years
Free agent Ian Desmond has agreed to a one-year contract with the Texas Rangers that will include a move to the outfield for the one-time All-Star shortstop who was expected to be in their camp Monday.
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Baseball-Highlights of Friday's Major League games
Yahoo News - over 3 years
(Adds later games) May 30 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Friday's Major League Baseball games: - - - Nationals 9, Rangers 2 Ian Desmond hit his team-leading 10th home run of the season, a three-run blast that allowed the Washington Nationals to overcome a two-run deficit and cruise to a 9-2 victory over the Texas Rangers. The Nationals, who trailed 2-0 heading into the bottom of the fourth inning, got singles from outfielder Jayson Werth and first baseman Adam LaRoche off Texas starter Colby Lewis (4-4) to set the stage for Desmond, the Nationals' shortstop.
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This week's standout baseball quotes
LATimes - over 4 years
Seattle's Eric Wedge, Washington's Ian Desmond and Detroit's Jim Leyland chime in. "If they'd offered me a five-year contract, I wouldn't have come back here."     
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National League Game Capsules
Fox News - over 4 years
Wilson Ramos went 3-for-5 with a solo homer, two RBI and two runs scored as the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins, 6-4, in the rubber match of a three-game series. Ryan Zimmerman also hit a solo homer for the Nationals, who have won four of five. Ian Desmond went 3- for-5 with two RBI and a run scored. Washington starter Stephen Strasburg (7-9) allowed four runs on four hits while striking out seven over six innings. Adeiny Hechavarria and Greg Dobbs had an RBI apiece for the Marlins, who went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position and stranded six. Jacob Turner (3-6) got the start for Miami and gave up five runs on nine hits over four-plus innings.
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Ian Desmond Signs Baby Before Game At Nationals Park (PHOTO)
The Huffington Post - over 4 years
Fans will ask athletes to sign just about anything sometimes. Someone at Nationals Park tweeted a photo of Washington shortstop Ian Desmond on Wednesday as he signed his autograph on a baby just before a game against the Marlins. More...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ian Desmond
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 30
    Desmond was selected as an American League All-Star to represent the Rangers at the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in San Diego along with teammate Cole Hamels.
    Desmond was one of a number of MLB players who hailed the exhibition game in March 2016 between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban national baseball team in Havana, a symbol of the Cuban Thaw, calling it "a historic day for baseball".
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    He made his first appearances in left and center field during Cactus League action in March 2016.
    After rejecting a $15.8 million qualifying offer from the Nationals, Desmond remained a free agent until February 29, 2016, when he signed a one-year, $8 million contract with the Texas Rangers.
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    While primarily a shortstop throughout his career, Desmond began playing left field and center field for the Rangers in 2016.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2015
    Age 29
    Desmond struggled both offensively and defensively throughout the 2015 season.
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  • 2014
    Age 28
    He batted .280 with 20 home runs, 80 runs batted in, and 21 stolen bases in 158 games played. 2014 saw Desmond win his third straight Silver Slugger at shortstop, batting .255 with 24 home runs and 91 RBI.
  • 2013
    Age 27
    In 2013, Desmond repeated both his 20 home run – 20 steal season and his Silver Slugger Award.
  • 2012
    Age 26
    Desmond was awarded a Silver Slugger for his offensive prowess in the 2012 season.
    At the encouragement of manager Davey Johnson, Desmond has become a very aggressive hitter. He was second in the National League, and seventh in the majors, in percent of pitches swung at in the 2012 season (55%).
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    Desmond was selected for the 2012 All Star Game, his first such selection.
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    Desmond switched his uniform number to 20 at the beginning of the 2012 season to honor Frank Robinson.
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  • 2010
    Age 24
    On March 28, 2010, after a solid spring training in which he led the team in RBIs, Desmond was awarded the Nationals' starting shortstop job, beating out incumbent Cristian Guzmán.
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    In January 2010, Ian married his wife Chelsey, whom he met in the fifth grade.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2004
    Age 18
    He was selected by the Montreal Expos in the third round of the 2004 Major League Baseball draft (84th overall) and played in MLB for the Washington Nationals from 2009 to 2015.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1985
    Born
    Born on September 20, 1985.
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