Colorado Rockies Reinstate Michael Cuddyer, Option Matt McBride To AAA


As the Colorado Rockies prepare to take the field tonight in the first of four home games against the Miami Marlins, they have made moves to update their roster. This article contains a concise and precise summary of those roster moves and a bonus piece of fantasy baseball advice.

First the summary: the team reinstated outfielder first baseman Michael Cuddyer from the disabled list. The corresponding move affected first baseman outfielder Matt McBride, who was optioned back to AAA Colorado Springs.

If you are wondering about the crossthrough confusion contained in the previous paragraph, let me explain. I think of Cuddyer as an outfielder who sometimes plays first. Interestingly, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox promotional email that was sent on Tuesday announced that “Rockies 1B Michael Cuddyer” was starting a rehab assignment that night. This would seem to suggest that he is a first baseman who sometimes plays the outfield. Perhaps the minor league PR was trying to make the subtle case that there is no reason for Eric Young Jr. to lose playing time to Cuddyer. Which brings me to your fantasy baseball advice…

…on the Yahoo! Fantasy Sports front page, one headline asks the following question (a “Mile High Question Mark,” to be exact): “Eric Young is hot, but can he survive the whims of his manager?”

The answer: no. If you own him on your fantasy team, get ready for some serious frustration.