The Colorado Rockies now need a second plan for first base.
Rockies newcomer Ian Desmond will have surgery on his broken left hand, the team said Monday without announcing a timetable for his return.
Desmond was injured Sunday when he was hit by a pitch from Cincinnati righty Rookie Davis. The surgery will be Wednesday in Scottsdale, Arizona, where the Rockies have their spring training camp.
The Rockies signed Desmond to a $70 million, five-year contract in the offseason to add another potent bat. He is making the transition to first base after entering the major leagues as a shortstop and playing in the outfield last year with Texas.
Desmond hit .285 last...