Michael Cuddyer 1B/RF COL 4 Days

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

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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 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 shoulder injury. Negotiations toward a contract extension could begin later this summer.

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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.

Michael Cuddyer 1B/RF COL 1 Month

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.

Michael Cuddyer 1B/RF COL 2 Months

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.

Michael Cuddyer 1B/RF COL 2 Months

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.

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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.

Michael Cuddyer 1B/RF COL 2 Months

Michael Cuddyer is not in the Rockies starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers.

It appears to be just a routine day of rest for the veteran outfielder. Corey Dickerson is getting the start in left field while Drew Stubbs patrols center on Saturday.

Michael Cuddyer 1B/RF COL 2 Months

Michael Cuddyer is making his first start at third base since 2010 in Saturday's game against the Indians.

Gulp. Cuddyer played quite a bit of third base in the high minors and back in 2004-05 with the Twins, but his only appearances there in the last nine seasons came in 2010, when he started 13 games there. The Rockies have decided to give him a look at his old spot with Nolan Arenado out, but it's hard to imagine the big defensive hit they'll take will prove worth it. On the plus side, it does get Corey Dickerson's bat into the lineup, which is always a good thing.

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Michael Cuddyer went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Friday against the Braves.

It was his fourth home run of the season and his first since coming off the disabled list on Tuesday. The 35-year-old is batting .329/.381/.553 through 20 games this season, so he has picked up from where he left off last year.