"I don't feel like I need to do anything differently," Cuddyer said of the move to the two-hole. "My feeling is [manager] Walt [Weiss] felt I had the skill set to hit second. I need to approach hitting the same no matter what spot in the lineup."
Whether Cuddyer remains the No. 2 hitter depends more on how Justin Morneau, Wilin Rosario and Nolan Arenado handle their jobs in the fifth, sixth and seventh spots.
"He is a professional hitter," Weiss said of Cuddyer.
Tracy Ringolsby is a columnist for MLB.com. Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.