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Rockies 1st baseman Ian Desmond suffered a broken left hand after he was hit by a pitch on Sunday

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Posted at 9:35 PM, Mar 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-12 23:35:43-04

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.”