Michael Cuddyer 1B/RF COL 7 Hrs
Cuddyer went 3-for-5 with a homer in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks.
It was just his eighth long ball of the year, as Cuddyer's spent a lot of time on the DL. When he's played, however, he's been a borderline-elite hitter, with a spectacular .327 average and .933 OPS in 42 games.
Michael Cuddyer 1B/RF COL 9 Days
Cuddyer is not in the lineup Wednesday.
Charlie Blackmon will slide over to right field, with Drew Stubbs getting the start in center. The fact that Cuddyer's batting average dropped from .328 to .319 with an 0-for-4 night Tuesday illustrates just how little he has been able to play this season. The fact that he'll turn 36 next season and will be a free agent makes it difficult to project his value for the 2015 season. If he moves out of Coors Field, it will be hard to imagine him hitting above .300 for a third consecutive season.
Michael Cuddyer 1B/RF COL 10 Days
Cuddyer went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Monday against the Mets.
Cuddyer hasn't played much this season due to injuries, but he has performed well when healthy as he is hitting .328 with seven home runs and 20 RBI. He could provide fantasy owners with a nice boost down the stretch if he can stay healthy.
Michael Cuddyer 1B/RF COL 11 Days
Cuddyer (hamstring) was activated from the 15-day DL on Monday. He'll be in the lineup at first base Monday against the Mets, batting in the cleanup spot for the Rockies.
In a season chock-full of health issues, Cuddyer's most-recent injury qualifies as one of the lesser concerns, as he missed only the minimum 15 days on account of the hamstring issue. During the few occasions in which he's been healthy this season, Cuddyer has shown that his NL batting title campaign of 2013 was no fluke, batting .331 with six homers over his 130 at-bats. With the 35-year-old set to become a free agent after the season, a productive, injury-free September could help him land a favorable new contract in the winter.
Michael Cuddyer 1B/RF COL 12 Days
Cuddyer (hamstring) is set to return from the disabled list Tuesday against the Mets, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.
Cuddyer hasn't seen game action since a pinch hit appearance back on Aug. 23, but will make his return early this week. Fantasy owners considering adding him in their weekly lineups may want to exercise a wait-and-see approach, as it's unclear how much playing time the 35-year-old will see upon his return. With Cuddyer set to hit free agency after a disappointing season and the Rockies out of contention, they may elect to award more reps to their younger players.
Michael Cuddyer 1B/RF COL 16 Days
Cuddyer (hamstring) said he's feeling good and is expected to come off the DL when eligible Sept. 7, the Associated Press reports.
Hamstring and shoulder woes have limited Cuddyer to just 34 games this season, cooling any possible trade market for the outfielder. With Cuddyer set to become a free agent in the offseason and the Rockies unlikely to bring him back, he could see a reduction in at-bats over the final few weeks, as the team looks to give more starts to players that are larger factors in the team's future plans.
Michael Cuddyer 1B/RF COL 26 Days
Cuddyer (hamstring) landed on the disabled list Sunday, Jenny Cavnar of ROOT Sports reports.
Cuddyer hoped to return to the lineup Sunday, and did record a plate appearance Saturday, but it appears something went wrong. He will now head to the disabled list instead, and because of the appearance in Saturday's contest, won't be eligible to return until Sept. 7.
Michael Cuddyer 1B/RF COL 27 Days
Cuddyer (hamstring) hopes to play Sunday, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.
He took swings in the cage and did some fielding drills before Saturday's game to test his injured left hamstring, but he will still sit out his fourth game in a row with the injury. Consider him day-to-day, and a possibility to start Sunday.
Michael Cuddyer 1B/RF COL 27 Days
Cuddyer (hamstring) remains out of the starting lineup Saturday.
He wasn't cleared to play Friday, and the expectation is that Cuddyer will be held out until Sunday at the earliest. Brandon Barnes will start in right field for the Rockies on Saturday night.
Michael Cuddyer 1B/RF COL 28 Days
Cuddyer (hamstring) is not expected to play Saturday, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.
The training staff did not clear Cuddyer to return to the lineup Friday due to swelling in his hamstring, and he is not expected to receive clearance until Sunday at the earliest. However, Cuddyer did say that his hamstring is improving and was adamant that he will not go back on the DL.