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Rockies’ Outfielder Michael Cuddyer Out 6-8 Weeks with Shoulder Injury

Jason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Another week, another injury for the Colorado Rockies. This time, outfielder Michael Cuddyer lands on the shelf again as he'll miss the next 6-8 weeks with a non-displaced fracture in his left shoulder socket.

Cuddyer suffered the injury last Thursday when diving for a ball at third base.

The team was trying the 35-year-old Cuddyer at third base after Nolan Arenado's injury.

This latest injury will likely keep Cuddyer out of action until August. He's already been on the disabled list this season with a strained left hamstring.

Despite his talent, Cuddyer has struggled to stay healthy during his time with the Rockies. He missed 61 games in 2012, 32 games in 2013, and he's played in just 31 games this season for Colorado.

Last season, Cuddyer won the National League Batting Title after he batted .331 with 20 home runs and 84 RBIs. This season, Cuddyer is batting .317.

Among the other Rockies on the disabled list are Arenado, Carlos Gonzalez and Jordan Lyles.


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