Michael Cuddyer hoping to avoid DL

Updated: June 8, 2013, 8:28 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Michael Cuddyer hopes an awkward tumble at first base doesn't mean another trip to the disabled list.

The Colorado Rockies' outfielder gingerly walked through the clubhouse Saturday with his sore ribs tightly wrapped. He's yet to swing a bat since his fall while trying to beat out a slow roller during an extra-inning loss to San Diego on Thursday.

The Rockies are giving him a few days to rest and recover before deciding what to do with one of their top hitters.

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