Ian Desmond

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Good news for Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond: Surgery on his broken left hand went very well and he could be back early. After the original timetable estimated Desmond missing 6-8 weeks, the Rockies are now hoping that is more in the 4-6 week range. That would allow Desmond to return sometime in April.

Manager Bud Black spoke at spring training.

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