The Rockies are hoping to avoid a DL stint for one of their regular players.
Michael Cuddyer led off the top of the seventh inning at Petco Park against San Diego with a 1-1 Baltimore chop. It was fielded at short and Cuddyer was thrown out, but as he crossed the bag, he grabbed at his hamstring area, prompting immediate worry. The 35-year old outfielder went straight to the clubhouse after jogging off of the field under his own power.
Thomas Harding of MLB.com says that Cuddyer isn’t expected to be in the lineup for Friday’s game against Philadelphia. Michael is optimistic, especially since he was, in fact, able to leave the field without help.
I think it’s more toward the tendon. It’s not in the belly of my hamstring and I’m not a chronic hamstring guy. All that stuff is encouraging. The strength is good. I did all the strength tests, which is encouraging.
In 16 games so far, Cuddyer has hit .317/.373/.533 with 3 homers and ten RBI. He left Monday’s game as well, but that was due to a collision with the right field wall and a swollen elbow.
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