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Cuddyer takes swings, still a few weeks away

Cuddyer takes swings, still a few weeks away

DETROIT -- Michael Cuddyer continues to nurse the left shoulder injury that has sidelined him since June 5. The veteran outfielder progressed to swinging off a tee on Friday.

Rockies manager Walt Weiss said that, if it was up to Cuddyer, he'd be in the lineup Friday night. But "he's still a few weeks away."


"I got a really good report about his work in the cage," Weiss said. "Everything's a go. We're going to start giving him more and more.

"He's on the road to recovery. He's on his way back."

Cuddyer was hitting .317 with an .866 OPS in 31 games before being injured.

Matt Slovin is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.