|Jan. 15 2:36 PM PT3:36 PM MT4:36 PM CT5:36 PM ET17:36 ET22:36 GMT6:36 3:36 PM MST5:36 PM EST6:06 PM VEN2:36 UAE (+1)4:36 PM CT-For the moment, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo plans to head into next season with possible free-agent-to-be Desmond at shortstop and newly acquired Yunel Escobar at second base.
Analysis: That does not mean Desmond definitely won't be traded, if the right offer came along. "Our approach with Ian Desmond has not changed one bit since the end of last season. Ian Desmond is our shortstop," Rizzo said.
|Sep. 14 6:56 PM PT7:56 PM MT8:56 PM CT9:56 PM ET21:56 ET1:56 GMT9:56 6:56 PM MST8:56 PM EST9:26 PM VEN5:56 UAE (+1)8:56 PM CT-Desmond went 3 for 4 with three RBIs in Saturday's 10-3 win at Citi Field.
Analysis: Desmond had been 9 for 50 (.180) with two RBIs over his previous 12 games.
|Aug. 20 2:58 PM PT3:58 PM MT4:58 PM CT5:58 PM ET17:58 ET21:58 GMT5:58 2:58 PM MST4:58 PM EST5:28 PM VEN1:58 UAE (+1)4:58 PM CT-Desmond went 3 for 4 with four RBIs in Tuesday's win over Arizona.
Analysis: Desmond is batting .375 with eight RBIs over nine games.
|July 22 11:54 AM PT12:54 PM MT1:54 PM CT2:54 PM ET14:54 ET18:54 GMT2:54 11:54 AM MST1:54 PM EST2:24 PM VEN22:54 UAE1:54 PM CT-Desmond went 5 for 5 with a two-run homer and three runs scored in Monday's 7-2 win at Colorado.
Analysis: Desmond has hit safely in eight straight and 12 of 13, batting .385 with three homers and 13 RBIs.
|July 6 10:45 AM PT11:45 AM MT12:45 PM CT1:45 PM ET13:45 ET17:45 GMT1:45 10:45 AM MST12:45 PM EST1:15 PM VEN21:45 UAE12:45 PM CT-Desmond helped the Nationals rough up the Chicago Cubs in a 13-0 victory.
Analysis: Desmond was 2 for 4 with two RBIs. He has driven in seven in his last five games.
|July 3 3:48 PM PT4:48 PM MT5:48 PM CT6:48 PM ET18:48 ET22:48 GMT6:48 3:48 PM MST5:48 PM EST6:18 PM VEN2:48 UAE (+1)5:48 PM CT-Desmond was 2 for 4 with his team-leading 15th home run in Wednesday's win over Colorado.
Analysis: Desmond looks to be on track to surpass his career-high mark of 25 homers in 2012, though his .236 batting average is a personal worst.
|June 10 3:52 PM PT4:52 PM MT5:52 PM CT6:52 PM ET18:52 ET22:52 GMT6:52 3:52 PM MST5:52 PM EST6:22 PM VEN2:52 UAE (+1)5:52 PM CT-Desmond went 3 for 5 with five RBIs in Monday's win over San Francisco.
Analysis: After slumping at the end of May and beginning of June, Desmond has nine RBIs in three games.
|May 23 2:40 PM PT3:40 PM MT4:40 PM CT5:40 PM ET17:40 ET21:40 GMT5:40 2:40 PM MST4:40 PM EST5:10 PM VEN1:40 UAE (+1)4:40 PM CT-Desmond hit his eighth home run in Thursday's loss to Pittsburgh.
Analysis: He's hit four in his last 10 games after needing 37 games to connect on his first four.
|Apr. 27 4:41 PM PT5:41 PM MT6:41 PM CT7:41 PM ET19:41 ET23:41 GMT7:41 4:41 PM MST6:41 PM EST7:11 PM VEN3:41 UAE (+1)6:41 PM CT-Desmond had three hits as the Washington Nationals shut out the San Diego Padres 4-0.
Analysis: Desmond is 6 for 14 in the series entering Sunday.
|Apr. 11 3:17 PM PT4:17 PM MT5:17 PM CT6:17 PM ET18:17 ET22:17 GMT6:17 3:17 PM MST5:17 PM EST5:47 PM VEN2:17 UAE (+1)5:17 PM CT-Desmond hit his second career grand slam to lead the Washington Nationals to a 7-1 win over Miami on Thursday and a three-game sweep.
Analysis: Desmond has a team-best three homers and eight RBIs for Washington this season. He's batting .318 (7 for 22) with two home runs and six RBIs in his last six games.