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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.

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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.

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Cuddyer (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Friday against the Marlins, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

While Cuddyer said that he expected to return to the lineup Friday after a two-game absence, he was not cleared due to swelling in his hamstring. The 35-year-old did indicate that he's getting better, suggesting a trip back to the DL is not imminent, but it's uncertain whether he'll be available in any capacity the rest of the weekend. Charlie Blackmon will start in right field Friday.

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Cuddyer (hamstring) expects to return to the lineup Friday against the Marlins, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Cuddyer was scratched Tuesday due to a bout of left hamstring soreness and he's out of the lineup Wednesday, but the 35-year-old said that he will be available off the bench. Further, Cuddyer believes Thursday's off day will provide sufficient rest for him to be able to return to the lineup.

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Cuddyer (hamstring) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Royals.

A late scratch from Tuesday's lineup with left hamstring soreness, Cuddyer will sit again Wednesday as Brandon Barnes steps in at right field. Cuddyer is listed on the lineup card as a reserve and will be afforded another day of rest with the team off Thursday, but a return for Friday's opener against Miami is by no means a lock.

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Cuddyer has been scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to left hamstring soreness.

Cuddyer made an impact immediately upon his reinstatement from the DL over the weekend, hitting for the cycle in Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader, but the decision to play him in both games of the twin bill was perhaps short-sighted. He's already dealing with a hamstring issue but consider Cuddyer day-to-day until more information becomes available. Charlie Blackmon will move over to right field in his absence as Drew Stubbs mans center and bats second against right-hander James Shields.

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Cuddyer (shoulder) went a collective 5-for-10 in his return from the DL for Sunday's doubleheader with the Reds, hitting for the cycle in Game 2. He finished the day with three RBI and four runs scored.

Cuddyer was activated from the DL on Saturday and was set to reenter the lineup, before a water main break near Coors Field resulted in the contest being postponed a day. Despite having his return from the left shoulder fracture temporarily delayed, Cuddyer appeared to be no worse for the wear, collecting a two-run double in the Rockies' five-run eighth inning to become the first Colorado hitter to record the cycle since Carlos Gonzalez turned the trick on July 31, 2010. Now healthy, Cuddyer should remain a fixture in the lineup in right field, likely relegating either Charlie Blackmon or Drew Stubbs to more frequent bench duty.

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Cuddyer (shoulder) was activated from the DL and is back in the lineup Saturday against the Reds, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

Despite missing more than two months with the shoulder injury, Cuddyer will immediately slot into the two-hole Saturday to take on right-hander Dylan Axelrod. The 35-year-old has been limited to just 31 games so far this season, but he's performed when healthy, slashing .317/.366/.500 with five homers and 16 RBI. He'll likely occupy a spot in the top third of the order the rest of the way with Troy Tulowitzki (thigh) and Carlos Gonzalez (knee) out for the year.

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Cuddyer (shoulder) could return to the Rockies during their weekend series with the Reds, Kirk Kenney of the Denver Post reports.

Cuddyer moved his rehab assignment from rookie-level Grand Junction to Double-A Tulsa on Tuesday, playing each of the last two days. He's hit the ball well and hasn't seemed to endure any setbacks while playing the field either, perhaps putting him on track for a return to the Rockies with a successful showing Thursday for Tulsa. Once Cuddyer returns to the lineup, Drew Stubbs or the slumping Charlie Blackmon figure to be at most at risk of losing out on at-bats.

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Cuddyer (shoulder) went 5-for-7 at the dish over his two rehab games with rookie-level Grand Junction, collecting three doubles and three RBI.

The numbers don't really mean much considering the quality of competition, but by all accounts of those present, Cuddyer looked healthy during his two games. He played first base Thursday and will see time at designated hitter and in the outfield during the remainder of his rehab assignment, which will likely last six or seven more games. Expect Cuddyer to return to the Rockies next weekend if he's able to avoid any snags in his recovery.