Ian Desmond Injury Update: Shortstop To Take Hitting Practice On Saturday

According to William Ladson, Washington Nationals short stop Ian Desmond will take batting practice on Saturday for the first time since being placed on the DL on July 22nd with an oblique injury:

The 26-year-old Desmond has been slowed by his injured oblique since June and an MRI showed that he'd torn his left oblique in late July. Desmond took ground balls on Monday but manager Davey Johnson plans to wait another two or three weeks before bringing him back.

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