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Michael Cuddyer placed on 15-Day DL with an inflamed cervical disc

Rockies Recall OF Charlie Blackmon from Triple-A Colorado Springs

The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club has placed outfielder Michael Cuddyer on the 15-day disabled list with an inflamed cervical disc. To take Cuddyer's place on the Rockies active roster the club has recalled outfielder Charlie Blackmon from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Blackmon will be available for tomorrow's Rockies at Cardinals game at Busch Stadium (12:15 p.m. MDT).

Cuddyer, 34, is in his second season with Colorado and has begun the season by batting .319 (38-for-119) with 8 doubles 1 triple, 7 home runs, 23 RBI and a .963 OPS (.383 OBP, .580 SLG). Cuddyer enters the disabled list ranking in the top-10 among National League players in batting average (7th), home runs (T-10th), OPS (9th), slugging percentage (6th) and extra-base hits (16, T-10th). The 2013 season represents Cuddyer's 13th in Major League Baseball and he is a career .319 hitter (1237-for-4549) with 277 doubles, 38 triples, 164 home runs and 661 RBI in 1,271 career games. 

The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club has placed outfielder Michael Cuddyer on the 15-day disabled list with an inflamed cervical disc. To take Cuddyer's place on the Rockies active roster the club has recalled outfielder Charlie Blackmon from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Blackmon will be available for tomorrow's Rockies at Cardinals game at Busch Stadium (12:15 p.m. MDT).

Cuddyer, 34, is in his second season with Colorado and has begun the season by batting .319 (38-for-119) with 8 doubles 1 triple, 7 home runs, 23 RBI and a .963 OPS (.383 OBP, .580 SLG). Cuddyer enters the disabled list ranking in the top-10 among National League players in batting average (7th), home runs (T-10th), OPS (9th), slugging percentage (6th) and extra-base hits (16, T-10th). The 2013 season represents Cuddyer's 13th in Major League Baseball and he is a career .319 hitter (1237-for-4549) with 277 doubles, 38 triples, 164 home runs and 661 RBI in 1,271 career games. 

Blackmon, 26, began the 2013 season at Triple-A Colorado Springs, where he has hit .336 (37-for-110) with 0 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs, 21 RBI and 35 runs scored in 31 games. Blackmon will be appearing in the Majors for the third-straight season with his first appearance. In 2012, Blackmon batted .283 (32-for-113) with 8 doubles, 2 home runs, 9 RBI and 15 runs scored. He is a career .270 (57-for-211) Major League hitter with 9 doubles, 3 home runs, 17 RBI and 24 runs scored in 69 games. Blackmon was originally drafted by Colorado in the second round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft out of Georgia Tech University.

The Rockies currently have a full 40-man roster.

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