• After missing three games with a sprained left wrist, right fielder Michael Cuddyer returned to the Rockies' lineup for Sunday's game. His .331 batting average is one point behind Braves third baseman Chris Johnson for the league lead.
• The Rockies' situation with their coaching staff is much the same as it is with manager Walt Weiss. The club wants Weiss back and Weiss wants to return, but negotiations won't begin until after the season. Weiss likes his coaching staff, but official evaluations and invitations to return will take place after the season, most likely in conjunction with the manager's negotiations.
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