Rockies outfielder Cuddyer to start rehab at Dehler Park tonight

2014-08-06T11:50:00Z 2014-08-07T00:44:03Z Rockies outfielder Cuddyer to start rehab at Dehler Park tonightGazette Staff The Billings Gazette
August 06, 2014 11:50 am  • 

Colorado Rockies outfielder Michael Cuddyer will begin his lengthy rehab from a broken shoulder tonight in Billings.

Cuddyer, who injured the shoulder on June 5, will join Grand Junction on Wednesday for their third game in Billings, according to the Billings Mustangs and a story on the Rockies' website.

Cuddyer, who was batting .317 through 31 games before the injury, is expected to play five games with Grand Junction, in Billings and Great Falls.

"He actually wanted to go be around the kids so he could impact the younger players," Rockies' manager Walt Weiss said. "He didn't have to, but he's actually going to ride the bus, too, all the way from Billings to Great Falls."

The story also included a bit of a dig at Great Falls by Weiss.

"I've been to Great Falls and he may regret that," Weiss said. "I played in the Pioneer League, that's where I started. It's not the National League, I'll put it that way."

According to baseball-reference.com, Weiss played 40 games in 1985 with Pocatello, then a Pioneer League affiliate of the Oakland A's. He hit .310 and drove in 21 runs.

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