Des­mond rein­jures right calf, is re­moved from Cards game

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - By Pa­trick Saun­ders

ST. LOUIS» Rock­ies first base­man and left fielder Ian Des­mond was taken out of Tues­day night’s game against St. Louis af­ter rein­jur­ing his right calf.

Des­mond, 31, played the first three in­nings but did not come out to play first base in the bot­tom of the fourth. Rock­ies man­ager Bud Black told the MLB Net­work, which is cov­er­ing the game, that Des­mond hurt his calf again.

“Ian rein­jured his calf, it looks like,” Black said af­ter mak­ing the move with the Car­di­nals lead­ing the Rock­ies 2-0. “Not sure when he did it, but just mo­ments ago he said he rein­jured it, so for pre­cau­tion­ary rea­sons we took him out.”

Mark Reynolds re­placed Des­mond at first base.

Des­mond orig­i­nally in­jured his calf July 2, was placed on the dis­abled list July 3 and missed nine games be­fore re­turn­ing to the ac­tive ros­ter July 16. He had never been on the dis­abled list be­fore this sea­son.

Des­mond, who struck out in his lone at-bat Tues­day, is hit­ting .285 with five homers and 32 RBIs.

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