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Michael Cuddyer is out 6-8 weeks with a fractured shoulder socket

Jun 10, 2014, 9:17 AM EDT

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Yesterday the Rockies placed Michael Cuddyer on the disabled list with a left shoulder strain. Turns out it’s more than a strain: Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports:

. . . an MRI revealed that he has a non-displaced fracture of the glenoid socket in his left shoulder. The glenoid is commonly called the shoulder socket.

Ouch.

Cuddyer, the defending NL batting champ, suffered the injury while diving for a ball at third base last Thursday. Probably worth noting that Cuddyer, while having played 76 games at third base in his career before this season, hadn’t done so since 2010. Between the time away from the hot corner, his age and the fact that his bat has become pretty darn valuable to the Rockies, you wonder why Walt Weiss has felt the need to put Cuddyer in that position this season.

But I suppose now that’s academic. It’s just the latest bit of bad news in what is turning into a lost season for the the 35-year-old Cuddyer. He has already served time on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring and has played in just 31 games this season.

Cuddyer is in the final year of a three-year, $31.5 million deal.

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