Cuddyer, 33, is hitting .260 (91-for-350) with 30 doubles, two triples, 15 home runs, 56 RBI, eight stolen bases and 52 runs scored in 98 games during his first season with Colorado. Cuddyer’s 47 extra-base hits are second among all Rockies while his 30 doubles are tied for fifth-most in the National League this season. Cuddyer has seen playing time in right field (74 games) and first base (24 games) for Colorado this season. This will be the first stint on the disabled list for Cuddyer since June 29 thru September 13, 2008 with a strained tendon in his left index finger. Cuddyer is a career .271 (1197-for-4422) hitter with 269 doubles, 37 triples, 156 home runs and 636 RBI in 1,237 games over parts of 12 seasons with Minnesota (2001-2011) and Colorado (2012). Cuddyer signed a three-year contract as a free agent with Colorado prior to this season.
McBride, 27, has spent the entire 2012 season with Triple-A Colorado Springs. In 91 games for the Sky Sox, McBride has hit .354 (130-for-367) with 36 doubles, five triples, 10 home runs, 77 RBI and an OPS of .941 while playing first base, left field, right field and catcher. McBride, who was named a Pacific Coast League Mid-Season All-Star, has a career average of .292 (723-for-2474) with 199 doubles, 13 triples, 79 home runs, 428 RBI, 187 walks and 385 runs in 653 career Minor League games. McBride was acquired by the Rockies from Cleveland along with three other players on July 31, 2011 in exchange for right-handed pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez.
Escalona, 25, will be in his second stint with the Major League club this season. He has a record of 0-1 with an 8.53 ERA (6.1 ip, 6 er), three walks and seven strikeouts in seven appearances for the Rockies this season. In 26 career Major League games, the right-hander has a record of 0-1 with a 2.84 ERA (38.0 ip, 12 er), 14 walks and 23 strikeouts. The Venezuela native has spent the remainder of the 2012 season at Triple-A Colorado Springs. In 30 appearances for the Sky Sox, Escalona is 3-2 with five saves, a 3.05 ERA (38.1 ip, 13 er), 16 walks, 38 strikeouts and an opponent average of .238. Escalona was originally signed by Colorado as a non-drafted free agent on September 8, 2004.
The Rockies currently have a full 40-man roster.