Ian Desmond

PHOENIX, AZ - MAY 14: Jayson Werth #28 of the Washington Nationals high fives teammates in the dugout after hiting a solo home-run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the seventh inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on May 14, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Nationals Knock Off D-Backs 5-1

Ian Desmond and Tyler Moore each lined two-run singles in the ninth inning to break open a close game, helping the Washington Nationals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Wednesday.

05/14/2014

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 16: Jayson Werth #28 of the Washington Nationals hits during a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on April 16, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Werth HR Helps Nats Rally Past Marlins, 6-3

Jayson Werth’s homer scored three unearned runs against Jose Fernandez, and the Washington Nationals rallied to beat the Miami Marlins 6-3 Wednesday.

04/16/2014

Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches in the third inning against the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park on April 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. (credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Strasburg, Werth Help Nationals Beat Marlins 7-1

Stephen Strasburg struck out 12 in 6 2-3 innings on a day Washington really needed to rest its relievers, and Jayson Werth and Ian Desmond homered, leading the Nationals past the Miami Marlins 7-1 Thursday for a three-game sweep.

04/10/2014

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Nats Desmond Has HR Changed to 2B on Replay Review

Ian Desmond’s inside-the-park homer was overturned on replay review and changed to a ground-rule double in the fifth inning of Washington’s game against Atlanta on Friday.

04/04/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 06: Hanley Ramirez #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after hitting a double in the third inning against the Atlanta Braves during Game Three of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 6, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Fantasy Baseball Preview: Shortstop

CBS Local Sports breaks down the top players at shortstop for your fantasy baseball draft.

03/05/2014

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Report: Nationals Sign Ian Desmond to 2-Year, $17.5 Million Deal

The Washington Nationals have signed short stop Ian Desmond to a 2-year, $17.5 million deal, Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports.

01/17/2014

Bryce Harper celebrates with teammates after hitting a two-run home run in the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park on Aug. 29, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Harper, Gonzalez Help Nationals Rout Marlins

Jayson Werth and Ian Desmond each hit a three-run homer, leading Gio Gonzalez and the Washington Nationals to a 9-0 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.

08/29/2013

Ross Ohlendorf pitches in the second inning against the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park on Aug. 27, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Ohlendorf Pitches Nationals Past Marlins

Ross Ohlendorf pitched neatly into the sixth inning, Ian Desmond had three hits and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 2-1 on Tuesday night.

08/27/2013

Ian Desmond #20 of the Washington Nationals throws to first during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on July 8, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 3-2. (Credit: Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Nats Fans Take to Twitter to Give #DesiIn13 Surge on Final Day of All-Star Voting

Today is the final day for Nationals fans to vote Ian Desmond into the 2013 MLB All-Star Game. Voting ends at 4 p.m. on Thursday, and has been extended to Twitter, with votes using the hashtag #DesiIn13 counting towards the final tally.

07/11/2013

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Desmond Needs Fan Vote to Join Zimmermann, Harper in All-Star Game

Ian Desmond will need a push from Nationals fans if he wants to join teammates Jordan Zimmermann and Bryce Harper in New York for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game.

07/06/2013

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