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At least initially, Weiss said he expects to take a shortstop-by-committee approach in Tulowitzki’s absence. Utility man Jonathan Herrera got the start Friday with Rutledge, who played shortstop for the Rockies when Tulowitzki was injured last season, getting the nod at second.

D.J. LeMahieu, who can also play second and short, also figures prominently in the mix.

“I think all three of them are capable of playing shortstop, but I’ll have to figure that out on the fly here,” Weiss said. “Maybe there’s matchups, maybe you play the schedule, and maybe a guy takes off. I’m not going to get locked into anything right now, but I think we’ve got three guys that can play the position.”

Outfielder Michael Cuddyer, who returned earlier this week after missing five games because of a rib cage strain, is moving up a notch in the batting order to hit cleanup in place of Tulowitzki. Cuddyer was batting .337 with 10 home runs going into the series opener against the Phillies.

“For the most part, he’s been a very productive player,” Weiss said. “He’s a tough out, drives in tough runs. He’ll be fine in the cleanup spot.”