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.