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Michael Cuddyer | Outfielder

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (35) / 3/27/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 221
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Michael Cuddyer (hamstring) expects to return Friday.
Cuddyer is out of the Rockies' starting lineup again on Wednesday due to hamstring soreness, but it's not a major injury. The Rockies are off on Thursday and then begin a three-game series with the Marlins on Friday night. Aug 20 - 4:58 PM

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Michael Cuddyer is sitting out Tuesday night against the Royals because of hamstring soreness.

Drew Stubbs is starting in center field and Charlie Blackmon is starting in right field versus Kansas City. Cuddyer has been a highly-productive player for the Rockies when healthy, but the veteran outfielder has appeared in just 33 of the club's 124 games in 2014.
Aug 19 - 5:30 PM

Michael Cuddyer hit for the cycle and drove home three runs, leading the Rockies to a 10-5 victory in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Reds.

It's the second time in Cuddyer's career that he's hit for the cycle, accomplishing the feat with the Twins in 2009. He got the hardest part out of the way early with a triple in the first inning. After striking out in his second at-bat, Cuddyer homered off Dylan Axelrod to start the sixth inning, added a single in the seventh and hammered a two-run double in the eighth. The 35-year-old is hitting .331/.376/.546 with six homers and 19 RBI on the season, and should provide a nice boost to fantasy owners down the stretch.
Aug 18 - 1:39 AM

Rockies activated OF Michael Cuddyer from the 60-day disabled list.

Cuddyer is batting second in his return to the Rockies' lineup Saturday after missing three months with a fracture in his left shoulder. He's been highly productive when healthy during his time with Colorado and should hold significant fantasy value down the stretch.
Aug 16 - 4:51 PM

Michael Cuddyer (shoulder) is scheduled to be activated from the disabled list on Saturday.

Cuddyer is playing his eighth and final rehab game on Thursday. He'll rest Friday before being activated Saturday if all is well. "He's going to play today and tomorrow is going to be a travel day for him," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "If everything goes OK, he has a chance to be in the starting lineup for us on Saturday." Cuddyer has been sidelined since early June with a broken left shoulder.
Aug 14 - 9:54 PM

Michael Cuddyer went 3-for-3 with two doubles and three RBI in his first rehab game with short-season Grand Junction on Wednesday.

Cuddyer hadn't played since sustaining a broken shoulder in early June, so the returns, even for Rookie League ball, were promising in his first game. He'll spend a week with the club before taking his rehab assignment to Double-A Tulsa, and a mid-August return seems plausible.
Aug 6 - 11:31 PM

Michael Cuddyer (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment at Short-Season Grand Junction on Wednesday.

Cuddyer has been out since early June with a broken left shoulder. He'll be at Grand Junction for a week before moving up to Double-A Tulsa. The Rockies are hoping to have him back as soon as August 16. "I feel good," Cuddyer said. "I have to get my legs and body in game shape. The at-bats, first and foremost. That's what I'm looking at. It's about getting in the box enough so that it doesn't feel foreign."
Source: Denver Post
Aug 5 - 10:57 PM

Michael Cuddyer (shoulder) began hitting balls off of a tee on Thursday.

He was also able to participate in all of the team's pregame activities except for hitting in the batting cage. He is finally progressing in his recovery from a broken left shoulder socket and anticipates being ready for a minor league rehab assignment in a week or so.
Source: Denver Post
Aug 2 - 9:58 AM

Michael Cuddyer has received the green light to begin a strengthening program after an MRI showed that his left shoulder was healing properly.

There was a possibility that Cuddyer would be shut down for the season if the MRI didn't show healing, but he's now aiming for a return in mid-August. "It's what I thought we were going to hear, that it's healing," Cuddyer said. "We don't have an exact timeline just because it's all symptomatic right now, but hopefully three weeks from now or so, I can go out on a rehab [assignment]." The 35-year-old is due to become a free agent this offseason, but the Rockies have expressed interest in re-signing him.
Jul 22 - 8:40 AM

According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Rockies intend to re-sign impending free agent Michael Cuddyer.

Which obviously means that the veteran outfielder won't be made available around the July 31 trade deadline. The Rockies have a crowded outfield (with some good, cost-controlled young players) but team owner Dick Monfort loves Cuddyer's presence in the clubhouse and the feeling is that he wouldn't attract much of a return package on the trade market because of his current left shoulder injury. Negotiations toward a contract extension could begin later this summer.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 10 - 10:32 AM

Michael Cuddyer is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his injured shoulder on July 21.

It's at that time that a determination on his availability for the remainder of the season will be made. If his shoulder has healed sufficiently, he'll begin getting back into baseball shape with the hopes of rejoining the Rockies at some point in August. If it has not healed enough to this point, it could mean the end of the season for the veteran outfielder.
Source: Denver Post
Jul 6 - 6:21 PM

Rockies transferred OF Michael Cuddyer from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot for Wilton Lopez on the 40-man roster. Cuddyer suffered a non-displaced fracture of the glenoid socket in his left shoulder earlier this month and will likely be sidelined until late July or early August.
Jun 21 - 2:21 PM

Michael Cuddyer is expected to miss at least 6-8 weeks with a non-displaced fracture of the glenoid socket in his left shoulder.

Cuddyer suffered the injury while trying to make a diving play at third base last Thursday. It will likely keep him sidelined until late July or early August or possibly longer. "It’s tough to say how long I’ll be out," said Cuddyer. "It’s a fracture like any other fracture, so they are telling me that it’s at least six to eight weeks to heal. That’s where we are." The 31-year-old is in the final year of a three-year, $31.5 million contract.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 10 - 8:32 AM

Rockies placed OF/1B Michael Cuddyer on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 6, with a left shoulder strain.

Cuddyer hasn't played since last Thursday and will now require his second DL stint of the season. With Carlos Gonzalez also sidelined, Corey Dickerson and Drew Stubbs should both be regulars in Colorado's outfield for now.
Jun 9 - 5:38 PM

Michael Cuddyer (shoulder) is expected to be placed on the disabled list.

The Rockies have yet to make an official announcement, but he's not listed on the lineup card for Monday's game. Cuddyer hasn't played since Thursday due to left shoulder soreness.
Jun 9 - 4:40 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilin Rosario
2Michael McKenry
1B1Justin Morneau
2Matt McBride
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Charlie Culberson
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Josh Rutledge
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Corey Dickerson
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Drew Stubbs
3Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
2Michael Cuddyer
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jhoulys Chacin
2Jorge De La Rosa
3Brett Anderson
4Tyler Chatwood
5Jordan Lyles
6Christian Bergman
7Tyler Matzek
8Franklin Morales
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1LaTroy Hawkins
2Rex Brothers
3Adam Ottavino
4Matt Belisle
5Boone Logan
6Brooks Brown
7Nick Masset
8Juan Nicasio