Ian Desmond gets some rest
Shortstop Ian Desmond is fine physically and sitting out tonight because Manager Jim Riggleman wanted to give him a day off, perhaps Desmond's last one this year. "Just a day to set him back," Riggleman said. "He plays hard every day. He kind of wears himself down to the nub with his energy that he plays with. He's doing fine."
Danny Espinosa will play shortstop as Desmond sits. Espinosa, a college shortstop, has experience and the skills - strong arm, good range - to play shortstop. But Riggleman shot down any notion of Desmond and Espinosa potentially swapping positions at any point in the future. "No chance," he said.
| September 20, 2010; 5:12 PM ET
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