Jul 12 12:43p
Desmond (hand) is back in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Phillies.
Manager Matt Williams suggested a Saturday return was likely for Desmond, and sure enough, the 28-year-old is penciled in to man short and bat sixth against lefty Cole Hamels. Williams even said Friday that, "If it were October, [Desmond] would play," so the decision to sit him out a game was seemingly just precaution. Desmond will look to improve upon his 7-for-38 career mark against Hamels.