Colorado Rockies outfielder Michael Cuddyer is placed on the 15-day DL with back injury

Outfielder Charlie Blackmon takes Cuddyer's place

Colorado Rockies outfielder Michael Cuddyer has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with an inflamed cervical disc, the team announced Sunday.

This comes at a major blow to the Rockies lineup that has only produced five runs in the last five games.

Cuddyer, 34 is seventh in the National League with a batting average of .319 and tenth in the NL with seven home runs. He's also knocked in  23 RBI’s.

Taking Cuddyer’s place will be fellow outfielder Charlie Blackmon from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Blackmon hit .366 with seven home runs and 23 RBI’s in the minor leagues this season.

The Rockies (19-17) are in the midst of a season-long four-game losing streak. They’ll try to end the streak against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.

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