Ian Desmond Placed on DL by Rockies with Calf Injury; Carlos Gonzalez Reinstated

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistJuly 3, 2017

DENVER, CO - MAY 11:  Ian Desmond #20 of the Colorado Rockies hits a double in the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field on May 11, 2017 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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The Colorado Rockies placed outfielder Ian Desmond on the 10-day disabled list with a calf strain and reinstated outfielder Carlos Gonzalez on Monday, per MLB Roster Moves.

For Desmond, this marks the second time in 2017 that he's been banged up. The first instance came in mid-March, when he needed to undergo surgery for a fractured bone in his left hand. 

That ailment delayed his season debut until April 30.  

Now 57 appearances into his first season with the Rockies, Desmond is slashing .283/.321/.388 with five home runs, 26 RBI and 10 stolen bases a year after he earned All-Star honors with the Texas Rangers

Should Colorado's $70 million man miss more time, the Rockies are likely to lean on Alexi Amarista to pick up the slack in left field, with Mark Reynolds in position to hold down the fort at first base.