Ian Desmond Biography
Ian Desmond born Ian M. Desmond, is an American professional baseball infielder and outfielder for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was born September 20, 1985 in Sarastoa, Florida.
The Montreal Expos selected Desmond in the third round of the 2004 MLB draft (84th overall). Desmond batted .227 with one home run and 27 RBIs for the Gulf Coast League Expos in 2004. He was second in the Gulf Coast League with 216 at-bats and fifth in stolen bases with 13.
Desmond played his first major league game on September 10, 2009. He had his first hit, a double, and RBI during his second at bat. On March 28, 2010, after a solid spring training in which he led the team in RBIs, Desmond was awarded the Nationals’ starting shortstop job, beating out incumbent Cristian Guzmán.
After rejecting a $15.8 million qualifying offer from the Nationals, Desmond remained a free agent until February 29, 2016, when he signed a one-year, $8 million contract with the Texas Rangers. Desmond was selected as an American League All-Star to represent the Rangers at the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in San Diego along with teammate Cole Hamels.
On December 13, 2016, Desmond signed a five-year contract with the Colorado Rockies. On March 13, 2017 during a spring training game, Desmond was hit by a pitch on his left hand. The injury resulted in a metacarpal fracture, requiring surgery. He appeared in his first game for the Rockies on April 30 in left field, due to the strong play of first baseman Mark Reynolds.
Ian Desmond Wife
In January 2010, Ian married his wife Chelsey. The couple has three children together. The family lives in Sarasota, Florida.
Ian Desmond Parents
His mother is Pattie Paradise. Ian’s mother told her son he could do anything he wanted as long as he didn’t quit. In fact, it was Paradise who told Desmond and his three siblings to never use the word “can’t” when it came to reaching their goals in life.
Ian Desmond Nationality
His nationality is known to be American.
Ian Desmond Ethnicity – Ian Desmond Race
He is reported to be half Caucasian and half African-American.
Ian Desmond Salary – Ian Desmond Contract
The Colorado Rockies have agreed to terms on a deal with free agent Ian Desmond. The deal is five years and worth $70 million. Desmond will receive annual salaries of $8 million, $22 million, $15 million, $15 million and $8 million. The deal includes a $2 million buyout on a $15 million club option for 2022.