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Ian Desmond hit by pitch, suffers fractured left hand

Colorado Rockies Photo Day

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 23: Ian Desmond #20 of the Colorado Rockies poses for a portrait during photo day at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on February 23, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images)

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Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond was hit on the left hand by a Rookie Davis fastball during Sunday’s Cactus League game against the Reds. He was immediately removed from the game and wore a brace on his hand before going for X-rays.

The Rockies and Desmond, unfortunately, have received some bad news. Per Nick Groke of The Denver Post, Desmond suffered a fractured left hand. He’ll be reevaluated by a hand specialist this week to determine the prognosis.

Desmond, 31, inked a five-year, $70 million contract with the Rockies in December. He hit a solid .285/.335/.446 with 22 home runs, 86 RBI, 107 runs scored, and 21 stolen bases in 677 plate appearances for the Rangers last season.

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