Scottsdale, AZ--Colorado Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond suffered a broken left hand after he was hit by a pitch on Sunday.
Desmond was struck in the fourth inning by a pitch from Cincinnati Reds right-hander Rookie Davis. Desmond will see a hand specialist on Monday.
The 31-year-old Desmond signed a five-year, $70 million deal with the Rockies this offseason after playing last year for the Texas Rangers.
This will be Desmond's first season as a first baseman, as he came up in the Nats organization as a shortstop, before the Rangers switched him to the outfield.
“It’s a bummer,” Colorado manager Bud Black said. “It’s a tough loss for us and a bad break for Ian. But at least it’s in spring. He’ll bounce back from this.”