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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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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

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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

Michael Cuddyer (knee) remained out of the Mets' lineup Wednesday.

That's now 11 of the last 17 games he's missed due to a nagging left knee injury. It seems silly that the Mets haven't placed Cuddyer on the disabled list yet, but at this point it doesn't appear a move will be made. He's available to pinch-hit. Kirk Nieuwenhuis is in left field Wednesday.
Jul 22 - 10:05 AM

Michael Cuddyer (knee) drew a walk and scored a run in Tuesday's win over the Nationals.

Cuddyer has missed the last two starts with his ongoing left knee issue. It appears at this point that he'll avoid the disabled list, but it's unclear when he'll be ready to return to the lineup.
Jul 22 - 8:17 AM

Michael Cuddyer (knee) remains out of the Mets' lineup Tuesday against the Nationals.

Cuddyer took oral anti-inflammatories on Monday for his ailing left knee and could finally be placed on the disabled list if there's no improvement in the next two days. Kirk Nieuwenhuis will start in left field on Tuesday.
Jul 21 - 3:37 PM

Michael Cuddyer could be placed on the disabled list if his left knee doesn't show improvement in the next two days.

Cuddyer made an early exit from Sunday's extra-inning marathon against the Cardinals and received oral anti-inflammatories on Monday. His knee has been a nagging issue, so the best thing for him might be some extended rest. The Mets reportedly aren't considering a call-up for top prospect Michael Conforto if Cuddyer needs to go on the DL.
Jul 21 - 11:52 AM

Michael Cuddyer (knee) is out of the Mets' starting lineup on Monday night versus the Nationals.

Cuddyer was forced to exit Sunday's series finale in St. Louis with lingering soreness in his left knee. He's been given oral anti-inflammatories, but another extended absence may be coming. The veteran outfielder has been a major disappointment in the first year of a two-year, $21 million free agent agreement with New York. 2014 first-rounder Michael Conforto should maybe get a shot soon.
Jul 20 - 3:45 PM

Michael Cuddyer was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Cardinals due to soreness in his left knee.

He has been battling the issue for quite awhile now, and told manager Terry Collins that he was unable to run on Sunday. A trip back to the disabled list could be in store in the near future, in which case Kirk Nieuwenhuis would see increased playing time.
Jul 19 - 8:31 PM

Michael Cuddyer is not in the Mets' lineup Friday.

Cuddyer has been battling a left knee issue that remains a concern, but manager Terry Collins said he simply wanted to give Kirk Nieuwenhuis another start after his three-homer game Sunday. The skipper was quick to point out that Cuddyer is not part of a platoon, at least not at this point.
Jul 17 - 4:56 PM

Michael Cuddyer is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

Cuddyer returned to play the last two days and even homered on Friday, but the Mets will give him a little extra time to rest his ailing left knee. Kirk Nieuwenhuis is in left field.
Jul 12 - 10:47 AM

Michael Cuddyer (knee) was diagnosed with a bone bruise underneath the patella.

That painful ailment kept him from the starting lineup for two weeks. He intends to push his pain threshold Saturday, starting for a second straight day against the Arizona Diamondbacks, his fourth start in 10 games. The veteran doesn't think he'll need offseason surgery.
Jul 11 - 3:24 PM

Michael Cuddyer (knee) went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in his return to the starting lineup Friday against the Diamondbacks.

It was his first home run since June 5. Cuddyer missed the previous two games due to a balky knee. Getting a rest during the All-Star break will be beneficial, but it figures to be a lingering issue in the second half.
Jul 10 - 10:20 PM

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LF1Michael Cuddyer
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