Cuevas was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
The Rockies' outfield was crowded even before roster expansion, but Cuevas (.331/.390/.538 in the Pacific Coast League this year) could draw the occasional start against a left-handed pitcher. That's probably not a big enough reason to care about him in most mixed leagues, though he might be worth the occasional rental pickup for deeper head-to-head formats.
Cuevas was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Sunday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Cuevas had seen semi-regular playing time during his recent stint in the majors, primarily against left-handed pitching. He's been in a bit of a funk of late, however, as he's recorded just one base hit in his last nine games, and is batting just .194 since June 1. The Rockies will opt to have him work it out with regular at-bats in the minors, and recalled Ryan McMahon in a corresponding move to take his place.
Cuevas went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer Saturday against the Mariners.
Cuevas broke the game open with his home run in the seventh inning against James Paxton. It was his second home run of the year, and he has shown little offensive potential in 120 at-bats this season, hitting just .267/.296/.367.
Cuevas went 2-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Mets.
Colorado's offense exploded for six runs in the third inning and Cuevas got in on the fun, driving home a run on his first double of the night then coming around to score on starter German Marquez's RBI single. With David Dahl (foot) on the shelf, Cuevas has seen a bit of a bump in playing time and has drawn six starts over the club's last 15 games. Through 90 big-league at-bats, the 26-year-old is slashing .278/.309/.367.
Cuevas is slashing .300/.344/.383 with a homer and four RBI in 64 plate appearances since being recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque.
The rookie isn't getting a ton of playing time now that all the Rockies' outfielders are healthy, but he's producing well in the limited opportunities he's gotten. Cuevas hasn't displayed much pop in the majors -- he has just two extra-base hits during his first cup of coffee in Denver -- but he's making contact at a very strong 87 percent clip. While the 26-year-old doesn't offer a ton of upside, he figures to continue seeing starts against lefties as a short-side platoon outfielder.
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