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3 Daniel Descalso SS
Height/Weight: 5-10/190 | Birthdate: 10/19/1986 | Birthplace: Redwood City, CA | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Colorado | College: California-Davis | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $511,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Rockies' Daniel Descalso (oblique) singles in return Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2015) Rockies infielder Daniel Descalso went 1 for 3 with a single in his return to action Saturday against the Cubs.

Descalso missed two weeks while recovering from an oblique strain. He's expected to open the season as the team's primary utility infielder.


Rockies' Descalso, Culberson in minor-league game Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Rockies infielder Daniel Descalso (oblique) and Charlie Culberson (back) will play four innings in a minor-league game Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

Each will also bat in each inning as they continue to recover from their injuries. Descalso has been sidelined by an oblique strain but is in line to serve as the team's primary utility infielder. Culberson will likely not make the team after dealing with a bulging disk in his lower back.


Rockies continue to be cautious with Daniel Descalso (oblique)


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) Rockies utility infielder Daniel Descalso, who remains sidelined due to a strained oblique, isn't sure when he will return to action, according to The Denver Post.

"I'm getting closer, but I'm still only swinging the bat lightly," he said. "I still feel it a little bit, so we are being cautious.

"I've never been through this before, so I want to make sure it's not something that I aggravate and make worse."


Rockies' Wilin Rosario to return Friday, Daniel Descalso few days away


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2015) Rockies manager Walt Weiss is expecting catcher/first baseman Wilin Rosario to return to the team on Friday, according to The Denver Post

Rosario missed Tuesday's game and won't play Wednesday so that he can mourn the death of his grandfather. 

Infielder Daniel Descalso is still expected to miss a few more days due to an oblique injury, Weiss said. 


Rockies' Daniel Descalso (oblique) could miss time


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2015) Rockies infielder Daniel Descalso has a strained oblique and could miss the next few days, according to The Denver Post

Descalso was held out of Sunday's game against the Royals. 

A year ago with the Cardinals, Descalso hit hit .242/.333/.311 in 161 at-bats. 


Daniel Descalso brings versatility, playoff experience to Rockies


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Rockies infielder Daniel Descalso is ready to fill the role of versatile veteran who can play second base, third base or shortstop as needed, the Denver Post reports.

"I'll be ready for whatever comes my way," Descalso said Monday. "It's been a while since I've played just one position for any length of time, so I've worked hard to reach a comfort level at all three spots. I have an idea of what it takes to stay sharp."

Another factor that piqued the interest of the Rockies this offseason was his postseason experience, as he has played in 44 postseason games and won one championship.

"All of that factored in quite a bit," manager Walt Weiss said. "I think we sometimes underestimate the value of that — guys that have played in big games, pennant races, and have won a World Series. Those types of players are valuable, and that's a big reason why we brought Danny in here."

Descalso has made 110 starts at second base, 91 at third base and 88 at shortstop in his five-year career, seeing at least 100 appearances at all three poitions. He hit .242/.333/.311 in 161 at-bats last year with the Cardinals.


Rockies sign Daniel Descalso to two-year, $3.6 million deal


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/16/2014) The Rockies announced Tuesday they signed infielder Daniel Descalso to a two-year contract. He is slated to make $3.6 million, agent Steve Canter told ESPN.

The 28-year-old Descalso has spent the last five seasons in the majors with the Cardinals. He has a .243/.313/.341/.654 slash line over 529 MLB games.


Cardinals decline to tender 2B Daniel Descalso a contract


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) The Cardinals announced they non-tendered second baseman Daniel Descalso on Tuesday, per the team's official website. Descalso slashed .242/.333/.311 with 10 RBI and 30 stolen bases over 104 appearances.

Daniel Descalso starting instead of Kolten Wong


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2014) Cardinals second baseman Daniel Descalso will make his fifth start Sunday against the Pirates, replacing Kolten Wong. Wong has two hits in its last 16 plate appearances.

Daniel Descalso finally raises average above .000


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Cardinals infielder Daniel Descalso was searching for his first hit Saturday against the Cubs and found two to contribute to a balanced 10-run attack.

Descalso, who entered the game 0 for 10 on the season, hit an RBI single and scored in the second, then singled and scored again in the fourth.


Cardinals avoid arbitration with Daniel Descalso


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2014) The Cardinals avoided arbitration with infielder Daniel Descalso, agreeing to a one-year, $1.29 million contract, a source told FOX Sports. The deal includes performance bonuses.

Cardinals heading to arbitration with three


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2013) The Cardinals tendered contracts to outfielders Peter Bourjos and Jon Jay, as well as infielder Daniel Descalso Monday, ahead of the midnight deadline. All three will head to arbitration, though the team can negotiate contracts with them until Jan. 17. 

Daniel Descalso returns to short for Game 6


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/30/2013) The Cardinals have decided to go with Daniel Descalso at short for Game 6.

Descalso was in the lineup for Game 4, but was replaced by Pete Kozma for Game 5. Descalso has gone hitless in six at-bats during the World Series. He'll hit ninth against Red Sox pitcher John Lackey. 


Daniel Descalso in Game 4 starting lineup at shortstop


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/27/2013) Cardinals infielder Daniel Descalso is in the team's starting lineup for Game 4 of the World Series Sunday. Descalso, who will bat eighth, replaces Pete Kozma, who started Game 3 in the Cardinals' 5-4 win over the Red Sox.

Descalso has been used primarly against right-handers this season, and the Red Sox have righty Clay Buchholz starting Game 4. Descalso hit .250/.300/.384 in 268 at-bats against righties in the regular season.


Daniel Descalso in starting lineup at SS in Game 2


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/24/2013) Cardinals infielder Daniel Descalso is batting ninth and starting at shortstop in Game 2 of the World Series Thursday.

Game 1 shortstop Pete Kozma committed two errors in the first two innings of Wednesday's 8-1 loss, and the Red Sox capitalized by taking a 5-0 lead into the third inning of their eventual win.

Descalso, who hit .238/.290/.366 in 328 at-bats during the regular season, was 1 for 9 during the National League Division Series and 2 for 7 with two runs during the National League Championship Series. He made 48 starts at shortstop during the regular season as well.


Daniel Descalso draws a start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/3/2013) Cardinals shortstop Daniel Descalso will start Game 1 of the NLDS Thursday.

Descalso draws the start over Pete Kozma. He will hit eighth against A.J. Burnett. Descalso is hitting .238/.290/.366 in 328 at-bats. 


Cardinals manager 'comfortable' with shortstop situation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2013) Cardinals manager Mike Matheny refused to call the shortstop playing time situation a platoon between Pete Kozma and Daniel Descalso, according to MLB.com.

"No. It's just day to day and see how we feel things match up," Matheny said.

Kozma has started nine times at shortstop in August to Descalso's eight starts. Kozma started at shortstop 90 times in the team's first 106 games.

"I think we have all become more comfortable with how Danny is playing, as well and how he's swinging the bat at times," Matheny said. "You're going to see both of them in there."


Daniel Descalso stealing playing time from Pete Kozma


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2013) Cardinals infielder Daniel Descalso started at shortstop in place of Pete Kozma Sunday against the Reds for the second time in three games. Descalso is batting .429 (6 for 14) with two home runs in his last four games, while Kozma is mired in a 3-for-22 slump in his last nine games.

"I like the way Danny looks right now," manager Mike Matheny said, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "He’s taking some good at-bats and he’s doing a nice job in the field, too."


Daniel Descalso scorches two home runs


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2013) Cardinals infielder Daniel Descalso recorded three base hits Friday during a 13-3 win over the Reds.

Descalso blasted two home runs in the game as he went deep in the fifth and seventh innings. Both solo shots, Descalso now has five HRs on the year.

He finished 3 for 5 with three runs scored and is batting .265 for the year. Descalso hadn't homered since June 6 before going deep twice Friday. 


Daniel Descalso hasn't taken over as starting shortstop


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2013) Cardinals shortstop Daniel Descalso started at shortstop for the fifth time in six games Wednesday against the Astros, as starting shortstop Pete Kozma continues to struggle offensively. However, it doesn't appear Descalso will be a long-term option to replace Kozma, who still has manager Mike Matheny's support.

"You can’t complain for one second what we’ve seen (defensively) from Pete Kozma," Matheny said, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "And we can’t forget either a lot of the big hits that he’s had. He was as productive as anybody in the league for a while from that No. 8 spot, which is not an easy place to hit."


Daniel Descalso raps a pair of hits


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2013) Cardinals shortstop Daniel Descalso knocked a pair of hits in Sunday's loss to Miami.

Descalso finished 2 for 4 with a run scored. He has been on fire since he posted a brutal .425 OPS in April; since the beginning of May, Descalso is hitting .364/.434/.636 over 76 plate appearances. He has started two of the last three games at shortstop for St. Louis.


Daniel Descalso still nothing special


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/7/2013) Daniel Descalso finished a triple short of the cycle Thursday, which is presumably why he's among the most viewed players in Fantasy. But of course, he's still Daniel Descalso, which is presumably why he's not among the most added.

For what it's worth, he has hit pretty well of late, batting .467 (14 for 30) with five doubles and two homers over his last 12 games, so maybe if he were to overtake Pete Kozma as the everyday shortstop in St. Louis, he'd be an OK addition in deep leagues. But the Cardinals have given no indication that they're thinking along those lines. In fact, Thursday was the first time they started Descalso in five games.

For a player with little speed and minimal power potential, one or two starts per week won't add up to much.


Daniel Descalso flirts with cycle


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2013) Cardinals infielder Daniel Descalso launched his third home run of the season Thursday night against the Diamondbacks.

Descalso took starter Ian Kennedy deep for a two-run home run in the fourth inning. He fell a triple shy of the cycle as he finished 3 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBI in a 12-8 victory. He is hitting .274 with 20 RBI in 41 games played.

Daniel Descalso boosts average nearly 100 points


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2013) Cardinals infielder Daniel Descalso has three RBI in his first two June games. Since May 1, Descalso is batting .378 (17 for 45) with a .453 on-base percentage, .622 slugging percentage and 1.075 OPS in his last 19 games (11 starts).

He also has two home runs, five doubles, 11 runs and 14 RBI in that span. Descalso's batting average has gone from .164 to .260 in his last 19 games.


Daniel Descalso provides big punch


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2013) The Cardinals have had one of the league's better offenses over the last few years, but they received a big impact from an unlikely place Tuesday against the Padres.

Infielder Daniel Descalso reached base in all four of his plate appearances in the game, as he went 3 for 3 with a walk. He drove in five runs, with a grand slam and then an RBI double, to lead the Cardinals to a 10-2 win.

Descalso raised his batting average to .228 on the season, while hitting his second home run. He has 12 RBI in 30 games.