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Monday April 21st, 2014

Colorado Rockies' Michael Cuddyer, left, doubles as Arizona Diamondbacks ctcher Miguel Montero looks on in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Denver on Sunday, April 6, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Colorado Rockies outfielder Michael Cuddyer is one of five starters batting over .300. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The Colorado Rockies placed right fielder Michael Cuddyer on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring injury, the team announced Monday.

The move is retroactive to April 18. The team recalled infielder Charlie Culberson from Triple-A Colorado Springs to take Cuddyer's roster spot.

Cuddyer injured his hamstring in a game last Thursday against the San Diego Padres and did not play in last weekend's series against the Philadelphia Phillies.

"It's slow, but I'm still out there and I'm still trying to push through it," Cuddyer said of his recovery, via MLB.com. "It feels okay. Not great, but not terrible either."

Cuddyer, the National League's batting champion last season, is batting .317 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 16 games this season for the Rockies, who are 10-10. SI.COM STAFF: MLB Power Rankings: Athletics storm to No. 1, Mariners plummet

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