"He had a bunch of treatment today, he had another day off tomorrow and we're hoping for Tuesday," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Sunday.
Usually hitting from the No. 5 spot, Cuddyer has acted as the third piece to Colorado's lethal 3-4 duo of Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki, so it comes as welcome news for Rockies fans that Cuddyer should not be out for an extended period.
"We still feel fairly confident that we won't have to DL him," Weiss said.
Weiss also said there is no correlation between Cuddyer's rib strain and the oblique strain that knocked him out for the final third of last season. He suffered the injury at the end of July and played only three more games in 2012.
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