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Monday, May 19, 2014

Rockies Injury Updates: Wilin Rosario, Michael Cuddyer

By on 5/19/2014 10:15:00 AM

The Colorado Rockies will take their third day off in eight days today, fresh off a series win over the division rival Padres at Coors Field on Sunday.  The Rockies are now 25-20 on the season, holding down the first wild card and trailing the Giants in the West by three games.  The Rockies have been one of the bigger surprises this season, and they've done it with a slew of injuries.  They got one key player back yesterday & another is on the way back this week.  Let's go over those situations.

Wilin Rosario
Rosario had a vicious bout of the flu that was so awful, he had to hit the DL for a while.  Rosario ended up losing nine pounds while on the DL due to the flu.  He also missed twelve games during that time.  Thomas Harding of reports what Rosario went through, from the catcher himself:
"At some point, the light bothers your eyes a lot and you can't open them. I felt like I couldn't walk around because I'd get dizzy. You don't have [an appetite] to eat because you feel if put something [in your stomach], you throw up. It's bad, man."
Now that it's behind him, he can get back to helping the Rockies where it matters.  Rosario wound up going 1-for-4 with a run scored.  It was a successful return in all aspects and the day off today is perfectly timed for his recovery efforts.  You can expect him back behind the plate on Tuesday night when the Giants roll in to town.

Michael Cuddyer
Cuddyer was placed on the DL retroactive to the middle of April with an injured hamstring.  It's an injury that just wouldn't get better for a couple weeks but he's turned the corner to the point that the Rockies sent him off on a rehab assignment this past weekend.  Thomas Harding reports when to expect him back:
"On Tuesday, Michael Cuddyer is expected to return from a left hamstring injury that has kept him out since April 18."
He started for Triple-A Colorado Springs on Sunday, playing three innings and going 0-for-1 with a walk.  He'll play for the Sky Sox again on Monday night with the hopes of returning to the big leagues on Tuesday.  Don't expect the Rockies to bring him back full swing though, he'll likely get a day or two off this week to ensure he's recovered from the injury.  On the season, Cuddyer has hit .317 with four doubles, three home runs & ten RBI.

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