Broken Wrist Sidelines Desme

Scouts will have to pick Cal Poly outfielder Grant Desme based on his current body of work, because his season is over.

Desme was hit by a pitch in Sunday’s series finale against UC Davis, though the umpire did not grant him first base, claiming the ball hit the bat. After a wild pitch advanced the runners, Desme was intentionally walked, and he stayed in the game two more innings before taking himself out.

He realized his left forearm was hurt, and subsequent X-rays have determined it’s broken just below his left wrist. The hairline fracture will sideline him for four-to-six weeks and complicates his draft status. Sports information staffer Eric Burdick said Desme would not play again this season for the Mustangs.

Desme is leading the Big West in the triple crown categories at .405-15-53 and has shown athleticism and average speed, encouraging considering his size.