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Michael Cuddyer | Outfielder

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (36) / 3/27/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Michael Cuddyer is unavailable to play Friday due to a right wrist issue.
The injury has left Cuddyer unable to close his hand. It's unclear how long he might be sidelined, but it's poor time given that he's finally started to heat up at the plate. Sep 4 - 4:07 PM

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Michael Cuddyer is out of the Mets' starting lineup on Monday night against the Phillies.

Cuddyer went 3-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored on Sunday afternoon against the Red Sox, but he'll be on the bench Monday versus Phillies righty Jerad Eickhoff. Michael Conforto is starting in left field.
Aug 31 - 3:12 PM

Michael Cuddyer's bat stayed hot, as he went 3-for-3 with three singles, a walk, and two runs scored to help the Mets top the Red Sox on Sunday.

Cuddyer led off the second inning with a single and later came around to score the first run of the ballgame. He walked and scored in the sixth, then added an RBI single in the seventh to break a 4-4 tie. Since returning from the disabled list, Cuddyer is batting .388 (19-for-49).
Aug 30 - 4:13 PM

Michael Cuddyer enjoyed a 3-for-5, three-RBI night in Wednesday's win versus the Phillies.

Cuddyer ripped an RBI double in the middle of a three-run first inning, then clubbed a two-run home run in the eighth inning to put the Mets up 6-0. Seven of his 11 hits since returning from the disabled list have come against the Phillies, but his resurgence is notable nevertheless. Cuddyer is making steady progress on a once-abysmal batting line, now at .263/.313/.408 along with 10 home runs and 37 RBI. He started at first base with Lucas Duda sidelined, but Duda is due back on September 6. Cuddyer's playing time figures to shrink further then.
Aug 26 - 10:40 PM

Michael Cuddyer went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, and a solo home run in Monday's win against the Phillies.

Cuddyer slugged his first home run since July 18 when he took Hector Neris yard in the fifth inning. He's had a forgettable year, batting .255/.307/.391 with nine home runs and 32 RBI while losing time to a knee injury. The Mets haven't been playing Cuddyer regularly and likely will continue that trend the rest of the way.
Aug 24 - 11:31 PM

Mets activated OF Michael Cuddyer from the 15-day disabled list.

Cuddyer missed nearly three weeks with a bone bruise just below his left knee. He has a rough .250/.303/.380 batting line in his first year of a two-year, $21 million free agent contract and probably won't get everyday playing time down the stretch with the first-place Mets.
Aug 10 - 3:11 PM

Michael Cuddyer (knee) will be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

Cuddyer has missed the last two weeks with a bone bruise in his left knee and is also sore from fouling a ball off his toe in batting practice last week. He played in a couple rehab games over the weekend and is now ready to give it a shot. Cuddyer is hitting just .250/.303/.380 this season.
Aug 9 - 10:40 AM

Michael Cuddyer (knee) might not return to the Mets until Monday's series opener against the Rockies.

Cuddyer had been expected to appear in one half of a doubleheader Thursday in the Gulf Coast League, but for some reason it didn't happen. The veteran outfielder was hoping to then play in a Florida State League game Friday and rejoin the Mets on Saturday. Obviously that timetable must now be pushed back. Cuddyer has been on the disabled list since July 22 with a bone bruise below his left knee.
Aug 6 - 3:47 PM

Michael Cuddyer (knee) expects to return from the disabled list Saturday.

Cuddyer will play in a Gulf Coast League game Thursday and a Florida State League game on Friday. The veteran outfielder has been out since July 22 because of a bone bruise below his left kneecap and he's batting just .250/.303/.380 in 82 games played this season.
Aug 6 - 12:05 PM

Michael Cuddyer (knee) is hoping to play in a rehab game with High-A St. Lucie on Thursday before being activated from the disabled list Friday.

He'll have spent the minimum amount of time on the DL if he does indeed return on Friday. Cuddyer's left knee probably isn't going to be 100 percent for the rest of the season, but he's going to try and play through it. The veteran outfielder will likely be limited to staring against left-handed pitching the rest of the way.
Aug 5 - 11:30 AM

Mets placed OF Michael Cuddyer on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 22, with a left knee injury.

The Mets held out as long as they could with Cuddyer, but the veteran outfielder's knee just wasn't getting any better. It's unclear at this point how long he might be sidelined. Michael Conforto has been called up to take Cuddyer's roster spot and will also take over as the regular left fielder.
Jul 24 - 11:15 AM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Thursday that Michael Cuddyer (knee) received more medication on Thursday and is expected to feel better on Friday.

The team had hoped to make a decision on whether or not he needed to go to the disabled list by Thursday, but it appears as though they'll wait another day. If Cuddyer is unable to return to the lineup on Friday, a backdated stint on the DL seems like a reasonable possibility.
Jul 23 - 10:06 PM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said that a decision on the disabled list for Michael Cuddyer (knee) will be made Thursday.

Cuddyer's nagging left knee isn't getting any better and he's being looked at by a doctor on Thursday. Alderson admitted that he'd be "surprised" if Cuddyer could continue at close to normal, so an extended absence seems like the most likely possibility. Of course, it has been that way for quite some time now and the Mets have resisted a move.
Jul 23 - 4:57 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Thursday that Michael Cuddyer (knee) is being looked at by a doctor.

Cuddyer's left knee has been an issue for quite some time now and Collins said Thursday that he actually feels worse. A stint on the disabled list feels inevitable at this point, though it's surprising the Mets didn't get to this point a while ago. Top prospect Michael Conforto could be called up from Double-A if or when it finally happens, but John Mayberry, Jr. is starting in left field Thursday.
Jul 23 - 4:09 PM

Michael Cuddyer (knee) remains out of the Mets' starting lineup Thursday against the Dodgers.

John Mayberry Jr. will start in left field and bat cleanup versus Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw. Cuddyer continues to miss games with a lingering left knee injury, but the Mets haven't made a decision about a possible disabled list stint. Michael Conforto is ready and waiting in Double-A.
Jul 23 - 3:11 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Kelly Johnson
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1David Wright
2Juan Uribe
3Eric Campbell
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Michael Conforto
CF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Juan Lagares
3Kirk Nieuwenhuis
4Eric Young Jr.
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Noah Syndergaard
6Steven Matz
7Rafael Montero
8Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Tyler Clippard
3Addison Reed
4Hansel Robles
5Carlos Torres
6Sean Gilmartin
7Eric O'Flaherty
8Bobby Parnell
9Erik Goeddel
10Buddy Carlyle
11Jerry Blevins
12Josh Edgin
13Jack Leathersich
14Jenrry Mejia