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MLB report: Rockies' Ian Desmond breaks left hand when he's hit by a pitch

MLB report: Rockies' Ian Desmond breaks left hand when he's hit by a pitch

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 a left hand fracture, and he will see a specialist on Monday.

Desmond signed a $70 million, five-year contract with Colorado in the off-season. He hit .285 with 22 homers and 86 RBIs in 156 games with AL West champion Texas last year.

The 31-year-old Desmond broke into the majors in 2009 with Washington and is a .267 hitter with 132 homers and 518...

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