LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

Rockies outfielder Michael Cuddyer left their spring training game Wednesday after being hit by a pitch in the third inning.

The National League batting champion from last year was replaced by a pinch runner for precautionary reasons. According to the Denver Post, he was struck in the shoulder with the off-speed pitch and will likely be examined to determine the extent of the injury. It doesn't appear to be serious.

Cuddyer recorded a .331 batting average to go along with 20 home runs and 84 runs batted in last season.

Read or Share this story: http://www.9news.com/story/sports/mlb/colorado-rockies/2014/03/05/cuddyer-rockies-exits-spring-training/6094411/