ARLINGTON, Texas — Colorado Rockies outfielder Michael Cuddyer, sidelined by a nagging left hamstring strain since April 18, has not begun to run yet and is 35 years old.

But the defending National League batting champion is confident he'll return relatively soon. He said he doesn't think that his age means that a chronic hamstring problem could flare up once he returns to the field.

"I'm not concerned with that at all," Cuddyer said Wednesday.

Cuddyer hit .317 with three home runs, four doubles and had an on-base percentage of .373 in 16 games before going on the 15-day disabled list.

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