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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
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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Michael Cuddyer underwent core muscle surgery on Thursday.
The Mets haven't revealed a specific rehab schedule for the veteran, but Cuddyer shouldn't have any limitations in spring training. The 36-year-old had a terribly disappointing 2015 campaign, batting just .259/.309/.391 with 10 homers over 117 contests. Nov 6 - 5:51 PM

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Michael Cuddyer is starting at first base for the Mets in Game 1 of the NLCS on Saturday.

He's filling in for the slumping Lucas Duda against tough opposing left-hander Jon Lester. Here's how the Mets will line up: Curtis Granderson RF, David Wright 3B, Daniel Murphy 2B, Yoenis Cespedes LF, Travis d'Arnaud C, Cuddyer 1B, Wilmer Flores SS, Juan Lagares CF, Matt Harvey P.
Oct 17 - 2:43 PM

Michael Cuddyer is not in the Mets' starting lineup for Game 2 of the NLDS against the Dodgers on Saturday.

Cuddyer struggled mightily in left field during Game 1, though rookie Michael Conforto was always expected to start Game 2 against the right-hander Zack Greinke. There's a good chance we'll see Cuddyer enter the game as a pinch-hitter. The veteran went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Game 1.
Oct 10 - 4:14 PM

Michael Cuddyer is expected to start in left field for Game 1 of the NLDS against the Dodgers.

This is consistent with what Mets manager Terry Collins has been saying in recent days, as he doesn't want Michael Conforto in the lineup against left-hander Clayton Kershaw. Cuddyer is also expected to get the nod over Conforto in Game 3 against Brett Anderson.
Oct 7 - 11:05 AM

Making a rare start in right field on Sunday night, Michael Cuddyer went 2-for-3 with a double in a losing effort against the Yankees.

It was just the fourth game that the veteran outfielder has started during the month of September. With the two-hit effort, Cuddyer is now hitting .267/.320/.403 on the season with 10 homers and 38 RBI.
Sep 20 - 11:56 PM

Michael Cuddyer (wrist) is back in the Mets' starting lineup Monday night against the Marlins.

It'll be his first start in nearly two weeks. Cuddyer is playing right field and batting sixth for the Mets in his return from a lingering right wrist issue.
Sep 14 - 3:16 PM

Michael Cuddyer (wrist) was hit by a pitch in the seventh inning of Sunday's win over the Braves.

Cuddyer was serving as a pinch-hitter after missing yet another start with lingering discomfort in his right wrist. The veteran outfielder could be in the lineup Monday for the opening of a series against the Marlins.
Sep 14 - 8:32 AM

Michael Cuddyer (wrist) will not return to the Mets' lineup on Friday as initially hoped.

The Braves had originally been planning to start lefty Manny Banuelos, but they're going with Matt Wisler instead so Cuddyer will come off the bench. It does appear that his ailing right wrist is playable at this point. He's missed over a week of action.
Sep 11 - 9:15 AM

Michael Cuddyer (wrist) is expected to return to the Mets' starting lineup Friday versus the Braves.

Cuddyer got a cortisone shot in his ailing right wrist earlier this week and is beginning to show signs of improvement. The veteran outfielder hasn't appeared in a game for the National League East-leading Mets since last Wednesday. He's batting .262/.316/.401 with 10 home runs and 38 RBI in 101 games this season.
Sep 9 - 4:07 PM

Michael Cuddyer rejoined the Mets on Tuesday after getting a cortisone shot in his ailing right wrist.

Cuddyer hasn't played in a week due to tendinitis in the wrist. He took some swings prior to Tuesday's game but isn't sure when he'll be available to play. With Lucas Duda back in action and the Mets set in the outfield, Cuddyer is looking at a minor role the rest of the way.
Sep 9 - 9:29 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Matt Reynolds
3B1David Wright
2Eric Campbell
3Ty Kelly
LF1Michael Conforto
2Michael Cuddyer
CF1Juan Lagares
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
3Darrell Ceciliani
4Brandon Nimmo
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Noah Syndergaard
4Steven Matz
5Jon Niese
6Logan Verrett
7Zack Wheeler
8Rafael Montero
9Josh Smoker
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Hansel Robles
4Carlos Torres
5Sean Gilmartin
6Erik Goeddel
7Dario Alvarez
8Jenrry Mejia
9Jeff Walters
10Josh Edgin
11Stolmy Pimentel