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23 Michael Cuddyer LF

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December 11, 2015 09:32 PM
Michael Cuddyer: Retiring from baseball
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cuddyer (back) is retiring from baseball, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

Rather than play out the final season of his two-year pact with New York, and possibly serving as more of a veteran presence than anything with Michael Conforto in left field, Cuddyer has decided to step away after 14 major-league seasons. Cuddyer played 117 games for the Mets in 2015, but battled a variety of injuries en route to a .259/.309/.391 slash line. The 36-year-old won a batting title in 2013 as a member of the Rockies and made two All-Star teams.

November 6, 2015 05:55 PM
Mets' Michael Cuddyer: Undergoes surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cuddyer underwent surgery for a core muscle injury Thursday, Mike Vorkunov of NJ.com reports.

There wasn't any indication during the season that Cuddyer was dealing with this issue, but everything appears to have gone smoothly with the surgery. He should be back in time for the start of spring training, though it's unclear what role he'll fill for the club next season.

October 12, 2015 03:27 PM
Mets OF Michael Cuddyer not in starting lineup on Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Outfielder Michael Cuddyer is not in the Mets' lineup for Game 3 of the NLDS on Monday against the Dodgers, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports.

Even with the left-handed Brett Anderson taking the hill for the Dodgers, Cuddyer will remain on the bench once again. Yoenis Cespedes will get the start in left field while Juan Lagares will take over in center.

October 10, 2015 04:21 PM
Mets OF/1B Michael Cuddyer not in Saturday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Michael Cuddyer is not in the Mets' lineup for Game 2 of the NLDS Saturday against the Dodgers, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.

Cuddyer will be swapped out for Michael Conforto with the Mets taking on right-hander Zack Greinke on Saturday night. He could be back in action for the third game of the series with the Mets scheduled to face left-hander Brett Anderson.

September 14, 2015 04:20 PM
Mets' Michael Cuddyer returns to starting nine on Monday
by Jason Lempert | CBS Sports Staff

Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer has returned tot he starting lineup for Monday's series opener against the Marlins. Cuddyer had not started a game since Sept. 1 due to left wrist tendinitis. But he was able to pinch hit a couple of times, including Sunday afternoon in Atlanta.

With Curtis Granderson getting the night off, Cuddyer will be in right field and bat sixth on Monday.

September 9, 2015 06:30 PM
Mets hopes to have Michael Cuddyer back for Friday's game
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

The Mets are targeting Friday's contest at Atlanta for the return of outfielder Michael Cuddyer, reports ESPNNewYork.com. Cuddyer has not played since last Wednesday due to a wrist injury.

September 6, 2015 12:10 PM
Mets' Michael Cuddyer, Daniel Murphy remain out Sunday
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer and infielder Daniel Murphy remain out of Sunday's lineup at Miami, the team announced.

Cuddyer is dealing with a wrist issue and will receive a cortisone shot, while a quad injury has sidelined Murphy, but he is expected to return Monday, reports ESPNNewYork.com.

September 5, 2015 06:00 PM
Mets OF Michael Cuddyer still out; Daniel Murphy's return looms
by Ruben Palacios | CBS Sports Staff

Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer, who is out with a wrist injury, is still unavailable, and Daniel Murphy likely won't make an appearance this weekend as his ailing quad recovers, per ESPN.com.

September 4, 2015 05:40 PM
Mets OF Michael Cuddyer out with wrist tendinitis
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Just three weeks after completing a stint on the disabled list due to a knee injury, Mets veteran outfielder Michael Cuddyer is sidelined with wrist tendinitis, per the New York Daily News.

Cuddyer had been playing most days upon his return. He enjoyed a surge in August with 18 hits in 48 at-bats in lifting his average from .253 to .268.

It remains to be seen how long his latest physical issue will keep him out.

August 10, 2015 04:10 PM
Mets activate OF Michael Cuddyer from DL; Eric Campbell optioned
by Jason Lempert | CBS Sports Staff

Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer was activated from the 15-day disabled list prior to Monday's game against the Rockies. Cuddyer had been bothered by a sore knee for the better part of July, and was officially placed on the DL on July 24.

Cuddyer was hitless in seven at-bats during his recent two-game rehab stint at Class A St. Luice.

In a corresponding roster move, infielder Eric Campbell was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas. 

August 8, 2015 12:00 AM
Mets OF Michael Cuddyer to return to action Monday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Veteran outfielder Michael Cuddyer will rejoin the Mets on Sunday and be activated Monday, per NJ.com.

Cuddyer, who has been on a minor league rehab assignment, has been sidelined since July 21 with a knee injury. He will return with a slash line of .250/.303/.383.

August 7, 2015 10:50 PM
Mets OF Michael Cuddyer goes 0 for 3 in rehab outing Friday
by Jason Lempert | CBS Sports Staff

Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer went 0 for 3 in his first rehab game with Class A St. Lucie on Friday. Cuddyer has been on the disabled list with a knee injury since July 24. 

Cuddyer, who played nine innings in right field on Friday, is expected to return to the Mets on Saturday in Tampa.

August 6, 2015 12:20 PM
Mets' Michael Cuddyer to appear in two rehab games before activation
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Mets left fielder Michael Cuddyer (knee) is on track to return to the major-league roster Saturday, according to Treasure Coast Newspapers.

Cuddyer, who is on the 15-day disabled list, is at the team's spring complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and is expected to play in a rehab game with New York's Gulf Coast League (rookie) affiliate on Thursday.

He is then expected to play for Class A St. Lucie on Friday before joining the Mets in Tampa on Saturday.

August 5, 2015 01:30 PM
Mets LF Michael Cuddyer could come off DL on Friday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Mets left fielder Michael Cuddyer (knee) said he might begin a one-game rehab assignment with Class A St. Lucie on Thursday, according to Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers. Cuddyer is hoping to come off the disabled list Friday.

August 1, 2015 10:50 AM
Mets OF Michael Cuddyer hopes to return next weekend
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer said he is making progress from his knee injury and is hopeful of returning next weekend in Tampa Bay, reports ESPN.com.

"I've done all baseball stuff. The next step is running," Cuddyer said. "I haven't tried that yet. Just casually walking and things like that. The last couple of days have been the best it's been in a month, since it's happened."

If Cuddyer continues to progress from the bone bruise in his knee, he would begin his rehab assignment early next week. When he does return, Cuddyer said he expects to play in right field and first base.

July 24, 2015 12:40 PM
Mets place LF Michael Cuddyer on 15-day DL
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Mets left fielder Michael Cuddyer was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday due to a left knee injury, which has limited him to six starts in the last 18 games. The Mets promoted outfield prospect Michael Conforto from Double-A to take his spot on the roster.

July 24, 2015 10:50 AM
Mets LF Michael Cuddyer given new medication for knee injury
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Mets left fielder Michael Cuddyer was given a new medication for his left knee after being re-examined by doctors, Mets manager Terry Collins said after Thursday's game, per the Associated Press.

Cuddyer has been limited to seven starts in the last 18 games due to the knee injury.

July 23, 2015 04:20 PM
Mets RF Michael Cuddyer (knee) remains out of lineup
by Ruben Palacios | CBS Sports Staff

Mets right fielder Michael Cuddyer, who is struggling through lingering knee issues, is out of the team's lineup for Thursday's game against the Dodgers.

Thursday's game will be Cuddyer's fourth consecutive game missed.

July 22, 2015 11:10 AM
Sore knee keeps Mets LF Michael Cuddyer out of lineup again
by Jason Lempert | CBS Sports Staff

Mets left fielder Michael Cuddyer continues to be hindered by a sore knee, and he remains out of the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Nationals. Cuddyer was used as a pinch-hitter on Tuesday, drawing a walk and scoring a run in the 7-2 victory.

But he has started just one game since the All-Star break, and the possibility of a trip to the disabled list is still in play. Kirk Nieuwenhuis will once again handle left field in Cuddyer's absence on Wednesday.

July 21, 2015 05:00 PM
Mets OF Michael Cuddyer (knee) not in lineup
by Elliot Smith | CBSSports.com

Injured Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, as the team continues to debate whether to put him on the disabled list. 

Cuddyer has now missed two straight contests after coming out of Sunday's game. He is listed on the lineup as being available, but it seems doubtful the Mets would use him in a pinch-hitting situation. 

Kirk Nieuwenhuis will take Cuddyer's spot in left field and hit sixth, even though he comes into the game with a .163 average. 

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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/220
Birthdate:
3/27/1979
Age:
41
Hometown:
Norfolk, VA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
New York Mets
College:

MLB Experience:
15
Awards:

2013: NL Batting Champion