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Delino DeShields impressed coaches after being demoted even before playing in his first minor league game

Outfielder Delino DeShields earned bonus points within the organization for not sulking after being demoted to Triple-A Round Rock on Friday. The labor agreement allows a major leaguer to take off for up to 72 hours before reporting to a minor-league club. DeShields joined Round Rock on Saturday and immediately went into the lineup."He wants to play and get back here as soon as...
Via SportsDay
7 days ago

DeShields sent to Triple-A to work on swing

The Rangers optioned outfielder Delino DeShields to Triple-A Round Rock on Friday, leaving Ian Desmond as their starting center fielder.
Via Rangers.com
10 days ago

Delino DeShields on Creating Chaos and Crossing the Plate

When I first talked to Delino DeShields, he was 20 years old and finishing up a season in which he hit .287/.389/.428, with 12 home runs, between Low-A and High-A. More notable is the fact that he stole 101 bases. Hardly anyone noticed. That same year, Billy Hamilton swiped an unprecedented 155. The introduction to the 2012 interview included the following suggestion: “DeShields...
Via Fangraphs
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Tennessee knocks ASU women from NCAA Tournament

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Diamond DeShields scored 24 points, Mercedes Russell added 12 and Tennessee completed its improbable run to the Sweet 16 by beating Arizona State 75-64 Sunday night.Inconsistent all season, the Lady Vols (21-13) played like a national power not the No. 7 seed in the Sioux Falls Region, controlling the paint to reach the Sweet 16 for the 34th time in 35 seasons. They...
Via Associated Press
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Delino DeShields Can Run Away From His Problems

The Rangers won on Friday in no small part because of Rougned Odor‘s baserunning after he got to first. But no less impressive was Delino DeShields‘ baserunning on his way to first. In the 14th inning, this happened, immediately following the single that made the difference in the game. So while it turned out this RBI was unnecessary, it might’ve also been the single most incredible...
Via Fangraphs
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Delino DeShields Named American League Rookie of the Month

Texas Rangers outfielder Delino DeShields sprinted around the basepaths throughout May, racing to an American League Rookie of the Month honor. Delino DeShields has been selected as the American League Rookie of Month for May. — John Blake (@RangerBlake) June 3, 2015 The 22-year-old racked up 22 runs and 10 stolen bases, getting caught just once. DeShields swiped three bags...
Via Sportsnaut
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros prospect DeShields Jr. takes 90 mph fastball to the face

How does a batter look after he takes a 90 mph fastball to the face? Houston Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. has the answer, and it isn't pretty. DeShields managed to walk off the field under his own power after getting hit Friday night while playing for the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks in Frisco, TX against the RoughRiders. He is expected to be out several weeks with a broken...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Delino DeShields Jr's swollen face after HBP is nasty (PHOTO)

On Friday night, Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. took a 90 mph fastball to the face during a Double-A game. Amazingly, he managed to walk off the field under his own power, but anytime a player takes pitch to the head, it is scary.DeShields later posted an un-photoshopped selfie and, I think he'd agree, the result is cartoonish:Shoutout to my brother for taking a 90mph fastball...
Via The Other Paper
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 17 UNC women beat No. 10 NC State 89-82

Diamond DeShields set a school freshman record with 38 points to help No. 17 North Carolina beat No. 10 North Carolina State 89-82 on Sunday. Fellow rookie Allisha Gray scored 15 of her 18 points after halftime in her own big performance for the Tar Heels (20-6, 8-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who beat a top-10 opponent on the road for the second time this week. UNC earned its first...
Via Associated Press
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

DeShields leads No. 17 UNC past No. 3 Duke 89-78

Freshman Diamond DeShields knew Cameron Indoor Stadium can be tough on visitors - especially those from hated rival North Carolina. She didn't expect the Cameron Crazies would be this easy to tune out. DeShields scored a season-high 30 points in the 17th-ranked Tar Heels' 89-78 upset of No. 3 Duke on Monday night. The daughter of ex-major league infielder Delino DeShields hit...
Via Associated Press
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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