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Mets OF Michael Cuddyer to be activated Monday

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- New York Mets manager Terry Collins reiterated Sunday that Michael Cuddyer is due to be activated from the disabled list for Monday's series opener against the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field.

Cuddyer went 0-for-7 with two walks with Class A St. Lucie in a pair of rehab starts as he works back from a bone bruise below his left kneecap. He also fouled a ball off a foot last week and had trouble putting a shoe on Thursday, according to Collins.

Collins was not promising playing time for Cuddyer upon returning from the disabled list. The manager suggested Cuddyer could get some time in right field spelling Curtis Granderson against left-handers, as well as limited action at first base in place of Lucas Duda.

"Other than that, we have no particular schedule or [know] how much he's going to play," Collins said. "As you always say, they dictate a lot. You hit good, you're in there every day. You don't hit good, somebody else is."

The more intriguing question is whether Michael Conforto or Eric Campbell will get demoted to clear the roster spot.