15DNick Hundley C COL 1 day ago

Hundley (oblique) hit in a batting cage Wednesday for the first time since going on the disabled list and could go on a rehab assignment next week, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hundley seems to be making steady progress toward a return to the Rockies. The 32-year-old will take regular batting practice the next two days and then will be re-evaluated Friday in Colorado. If all goes as planned, he could head on a rehab assignment after the examination and possibly return to the lineup in a week or two.

15DNick Hundley C COL 1 week ago

Hundley (oblique) caught his first bullpen session Thursday since going on the disabled list in early May, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hundley hasn't begun swinging yet, but his pain has subsided and it seems that he's feeling well enough to resume other baseball activities. The 32-year-old needs to get back to full baseball activity before he'll be close to returning to Colorado, but this is definitely promising news. A firmer timetable for his return should come once he progresses again.

15DNick Hundley C COL 1 week ago

Hundley (oblique) is reportedly not feeling pain in his side, but still hasn't swung a bat since landing on the disabled list, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Naturally, it's reassuring to hear that his pain has subsided, but considering Hundley has yet to even swing a bat, the backstop still seems to be a ways away from returning. The Rockies may just be taking the cautious route with the 32-year-old since this is already his second DL stint of the young season, so he may remain out a bit longer than originally expected. A more firm timetable should become clear once he is able to resume baseball activities, though.

15DNick Hundley C COL 3 weeks ago

Hundley (oblique) was placed on the 15-day DL on Friday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The DL stint can be backdated to May 4, so Hundley will be eligible to return as soon as May 19, but he will need to show some progress over the next week or so for a return on that date to be realistic. Dustin Garneau was recalled in a corresponding move to help out Tony Wolters behind the plate.

15DNick Hundley C COL 3 weeks ago

Hundley was scratched form Thursday's lineup after suffering a left oblique injury shortly before first pitch, MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hundley was in the starting lineup for Thursday's contest all the way up until game time, but something appeared off when Tony Wolters hit in his place in the first inning, and the reason for the change is now clear. It's not yet clear how long Hundley will be sidelined, but teams tend to take precautions with oblique injuries, and manager Walt Weiss said the team is at least considering binging up another catcher.

15DNick Hundley C COL 3 weeks ago

Hundley did not start Thursday despite being in the Rockies' lineup, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hundley was in the starting lineup for Thursday's game, but fellow catcher Tony Wolters was on deck in his expected place in the batting order in the top of the first inning. It's not yet clear why Hundley did no start, but expect an update on his status when more details become available.

15DNick Hundley C COL 3 weeks ago

Hundley is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Padres, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Rockies have been easing Hundley back into action after he missed some time in April with a concussion, so he'll take another day off Wednesday. Tony Wolters will slot in behind the plate and bat seventh in his place.

15DNick Hundley C COL 4 weeks ago

Hundley went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and an RBI in Monday's 2-1 loss at Petco Park.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hundley's RBI double in the fourth inning represented the entirety of Colorado's offense on the night, as their lineup looked lost playing in a pitcher's park for the first time since concluding a series in Chicago's Wrigley Field on Apr. 17. The catcher owns a robust .960 OPS, but that number is helped by the fact that 11 of his 12 appearances this season have come in baseball's two most hitter-friendly fields (Coors and Chase).

15DNick Hundley C COL 4 weeks ago

Hundley is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hundley has caught three straight games for the Rockies, including Saturday afternoon's contest in which he homered. He'll be rewarded with a regular day of rest, giving way to Tony Wolters behind the plate.

15DNick Hundley C COL 4 weeks ago

Hundley went 2-for-5 with a homer, a double, a run and three RBI Friday at the Diamondbacks.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hundley's second homer of the season gave the Rockies a two-run lead in a game they'd go on to win easily. Since returning from the disabled list, he's collected five hits in 14 at-bats along with three extra-base hits to raise his slash line to .278/.395/.556.