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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Rockies Injury Update: Justin Morneau, Michael Cuddyer, Boone Logan, Troy Tulowitzki

By on 7/22/2014 07:30:00 AM

The Colorado Rockies had another busy day yesterday on the injury front, as they had to place both Justin Morneau and Boone Logan on the disabled list. They also got more positive news in the form of Michael Cuddyer's MRI and the activation of Nick Masset, while star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki sat out again with his thigh injury. Cody Ulm of provides the update on all five Rockies:

Morneau is on the DL as a result of the neck strain which has kept him out of all their games since the All-Star break. Manager Walt Weiss told Ulm that they expect the first baseman to return in around a week, when he is eligible to do so. Logan, meanwhile, is suffering from diverticulitis, a problem characterised by colon infection or inflammation. Like Morneau, his move is retroactive (to July 12th) as he has not appeared since the All-Star break.

Nick Masset was activated to replace Logan in the bullpen. The 32-year-old strained a knee tendon when covering home plate but has needed just the minimum stay on the DL. Ben Paulsen was activated and made his major league debut at first base as Morneau's replacement.

Cuddyer's MRI showed that his left shoulder was healing properly and the 35-year-old told Ulm that he hoped to go on a rehab assignment in around three weeks. If all goes well, that points towards a late August activation date. Tulowitzki was held out of the lineup for a second consecutive day following the cramp that forced him out of Saturday's game. The former first round draft pick is having a terrific season, leading the league in OPS at 1.035, and is still on course to appear in the most games he has played in a season since 2009, after several injury-shortened years.

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