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Rockies reinstate infielder-outfielder Ian Desmond

Outfielder Raimel Tapia optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque

DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have reinstated infielder-outfielder Ian Desmond from the 10-day disabled list (right calf strain) and have optioned outfielder Raimel Tapia to Triple-A Albuquerque.

•   Desmond, 31, was placed on the disabled list on July 28, retroactive to July 26, with a strained right calf … also spent time on the disabled list with a strained right calf from July 3 - July 16 … in 65 games in his first season with Colorado, is batting .285 (69-for-242) with 33 runs, eight doubles, one triple, five home runs, 32 RBI, 14 walks and 10 stolen bases … in parts of eight Major League seasons with Washington (2009-15), Texas (2016) and Colorado (2017), the Sarasota, Fla., native has batted .268 (1,164-for-4,347) with 564 runs, 222 doubles, 25 triples, 137 home runs, 550 RBI, 290 walks and 153 stolen bases … signed a five-year contract with Colorado on Dec. 13, 2016.

DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have reinstated infielder-outfielder Ian Desmond from the 10-day disabled list (right calf strain) and have optioned outfielder Raimel Tapia to Triple-A Albuquerque.

•   Desmond, 31, was placed on the disabled list on July 28, retroactive to July 26, with a strained right calf … also spent time on the disabled list with a strained right calf from July 3 - July 16 … in 65 games in his first season with Colorado, is batting .285 (69-for-242) with 33 runs, eight doubles, one triple, five home runs, 32 RBI, 14 walks and 10 stolen bases … in parts of eight Major League seasons with Washington (2009-15), Texas (2016) and Colorado (2017), the Sarasota, Fla., native has batted .268 (1,164-for-4,347) with 564 runs, 222 doubles, 25 triples, 137 home runs, 550 RBI, 290 walks and 153 stolen bases … signed a five-year contract with Colorado on Dec. 13, 2016.

•   Tapia, 23, has batted .274 (37-for-135) with 22 runs, eight doubles, two triples, two home runs, 11 RBI and five stolen bases in 53 games across five stints on the Rockies active roster this season … has hit .361 (84-for-233) with 19 doubles, six triples, two home runs and 29 RBI in 51 games at Triple-A … made his Major League debut for the Rockies on Sept. 2, 2016 vs. Arizona and has hit .272 (47-for-173) with 26 runs, eight doubles, two triples, two home runs, 14 RBI and eight stolen bases across 75 career games.

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