Michael Cuddyer lands on disabled list with hamstring strain

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As announced on Major League Baseball’s official transactions Twitter feed …

Cuddyer said Friday that the hamstring injury was not serious, but he hadn’t made much progress and the Rockies needed a spot for Bergman, who is the starting pitcher for Sunday’s series finale against the Marlins.

Cuddyer has appeared in just 34 of the Rockies’ 129 games so far in 2014. He is a .305/.361/.517 hitter in 1,075 plate appearances with Colorado, but injuries have derailed what could be his final year with the club.

Marcell Ozuna scratched from Cardinals lineup because he overslept

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Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Cardinals outfielder Marcell Ozuna was scratched from Wednesday afternoon’s starting lineup because he overslept and missed the scheduled report time to the ballpark. Ozuna appeared in the on-deck circle late in the game but didn’t get a chance to pinch-hit as the Cardinals lost 5-2 to the Royals in 10 innings. The lowly Royals took two of three in the series.

The Cardinals acquired Ozuna from the Marlins back in December. He hasn’t hit much for the Cardinals thus far, batting .253/.295/.331 with three home runs and 22 RBI in 190 plate appearances. He was an All-Star last year, finishing with a .312 average and a .924 OPS along with 37 homers and 124 RBI.

It’s amusing reading some of the replies to Goold’s tweet. More than a handful of Cardinals fans are upset with Ozuna for oversleeping. Who among us has not overslept for school or work? Of course, a lot of the antipathy has to do with Ozuna’s lack of hitting. If he had a .900 OPS, it would be a lot easier for fans to forgive him.