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Ian Desmond brings postseason experience to young Rockies team

The veteran outfielder returned from his third stint on the disabled list on Monday.

Ian Desmond returns to Rockies as they begin stretch run toward possible playoff berth – The Denver Post
As they begin their stretch run to the playoffs, the Rockies will add another veteran with postseason experience in Ian Desmond, who returned from the disabled list Monday. Desmond has had a rough debut season with the Rockies, hitting .289/.331/.390 and making three trips to the DL, but he talked with Patrick Saunders about his expectations for the final month of 2017.

Do Rockies feel pressure of meaningful games? -
Rockies beat writer Thomas Harding has another mailbag column this week, taking questions from fans about the team's playoff preparations, expiring contracts and lineup adjustments, among other things.

Carlos Gonzalez scratched from Rockies game with sore foot and ankle – The Denver Post
One veteran out of the Rockies' lineup last night was Carlos Gonzalez, who was a very late scratch with a sore left foot and ankle. Gonzalez fouled a ball off the ankle Sunday and said he may have been favoring it in warmups for Monday's game, which led to him being pulled from the lineup.

Rockies' Antonio Senzatela labors with command -
After an outing that saw him fail to get out of the fourth inning Monday, Rockies starter Antonio Senzatela told's Max Gelman he felt out of rhythm and manager Bud Black said he struggled with his command. It took Senzatela 82 pitches to get through 3 2/3 innings in which he gave up four runs on six hits with three walks and two strikeouts.

Prospect Team of Week led by Jo Adell -
A pair of infielders in the Rockies farm system appear in's Prospect Team of the Week, with Asheville third baseman Tyler Nevin and Lancaster second baseman Garrett Hampson making the cut. Nevin hit .500/.515/.767 for the week with six doubles and a triple in eight games while Hampson hit .455/.500/.636 with two doubles and a triple in five games. Each player stole three bases, as well.