Rockies place Michael Cuddyer on DL with hamstring strain

The Rockies have lost core hitter Michael Cuddyer to the DL. (USATSI)
The Rockies have lost core hitter Michael Cuddyer to the DL. (USATSI)

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The Rockies announced on Monday that outfielder Michael Cuddyer has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. The move was made retroactive to April 18. 

Cuddyer, the 2013 NL batting champ, is off to a strong start in this, his age-35 season: .317/.373/.533 (132 OPS+) with three home runs in 16 games. For his career, Cuddyer, a two-time All-Star, owns an OPS+ of 113 across parts of 14 big-league seasons. 

To take Cuddyer's spot on the active roster, the Rockies have recalled infielder Charlie Culberson

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