Cuddyer expects rehab stint to be brief

Cuddyer expects rehab stint to be brief

CINCINNATI -- Rockies outfielder-first baseman Michael Cuddyer said Saturday that he did not know when he would start a Minor League rehab assignment for his left hamstring injury, but he believed it would be a short one.

"Last year I went down to extended spring for two days, and I got seven at-bats each day," Cuddyer said. "Then I came back and went 2-for-4 the next day against [Giants pitcher] Tim Lincecum."

Cuddyer (.317, 3 HR, 10 RBIs in 16 games), who sustained the injury on April 17, took batting practice and ran for the first time on Friday, and he did slightly more intense running in the outfield Saturday after a heavy rainstorm blew through town. He hoped to run the bases Sunday, but that depended on the weather and if the grounds crew at Great American Ball Park believed the field was in shape for it.

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.