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Michael Cuddyer | Outfielder

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (36) / 3/27/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 221
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Michael Cuddyer went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer in the Mets' 5-4 win over the Cardinals on Friday.
The game featured a positive thrilling conclusion, with Kirk Nieuwenhuis throwing out C.J. McElroy at the plate to preserve the one-run lead. Well, at least it was about as thrilling as spring training gets. Cuddyer homered off the batter's eye in center, and he now has four homers in 27 at-bats this spring. Let's hope he saves some for the regular season. Mar 20 - 4:19 PM

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Michael Cuddyer went 2-for-3 with a homer Thursday in the Mets' 11-9 win over the Nationals.

Cuddyer entered the day 0-for-8 this spring. The homer was actually his first in exhibition play since 2013. Cuddyer played left field in this one, and it appears that the Mets will start him there regularly after initially intending to play him in right field.
Mar 12 - 6:17 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins indicated on Sunday that he's leaning towards playing Curtis Granderson in right field this season.

That would put Michael Cuddyer in left field -- a position where he's made only three starts at the major league level. The reason that he's played so little at the position is because he's deaf in his left ear, but that's apparently not a major concern for the Mets. The players will split time in right field this spring before Collins makes an official decision.
Mar 1 - 1:13 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Michael Cuddyer's new two-year contract with the Mets is worth $21 million.

Cuddyer turned down a one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer from the Rockies in order to sign with the Mets. Joel Sherman of the New York Post hears that the 35-year-old will make $8.5 million next season and $12.5 million in 2016.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 04:30:00 PM

Mets signed OF Michael Cuddyer to a two-year contract.

No word yet on the financials. Cuddyer rejected a one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer to return to the Rockies, meaning the Mets had to surrender their first-round pick (15th overall) in the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft in order to get this deal done. That's a risk for a player in his late-30s -- Cuddyer turns 36 years old next March -- but the Mets obviously feel he's a great fit for their offensive needs. Cuddyer batted .307/.362/.525 during his three-year stay with Colorado.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 03:42:00 PM

Marc Carig of New York Newsday reports that the Mets are unlikely to have interest in the Rockies' Michael Cuddyer if he hits free agency.

The Rockies surprisingly extended a one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer to Cuddyer on Monday, which means that teams would have to surrender a draft pick in order to sign him. The Mets have been rumored to have interest in the veteran outfielder, but the situation has understandably changed. Cuddyer may very well end up accepting the qualifying offer.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 08:53:00 AM

Rockies extended a one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer to OF Michael Cuddyer.

This is probably the most surprising of the qualifying offers thus far. There's a legitimate case to be made for Cuddyer to accept. The 35-year-old was limited to just 49 games this season due to injury, but he was very productive when healthy, batting .332 with 10 home runs and 31 RBI. He has a week to decide whether to accept or decline the qualifying offer.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 04:41:00 PM

According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, the Mets have "concrete" interest in impending free agent outfielder Michael Cuddyer.

Martino hears from "people familiar with the Mets' thinking" that the team would like to sign Cuddyer to a two-year deal this winter to provide power to their lineup and veteran presence to their clubhouse. The 35-year-old batted .332/.376/.579 in an injury-shortened 2014 for the Rockies. He posted a .919 OPS, 20 home runs, and 84 RBI across 130 games with Colorado in 2013.
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 01:06:00 PM

Michael Cuddyer homered in his third straight game against the Diamondbacks Sunday.

During the four-game set, Cuddyer hit a solo homer on Thursday and a grand slam Friday before getting Saturday off. He came back to whack another solo home run Sunday, his 10th in 171 at-bats this year. Injuries marred Cuddyer's season, but the 35-year-old showed he can still hit when healthy -- his line is up to .333/.378/.602 after the homer binge.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 09:03:00 PM

Michael Cuddyer is not in the Rockies starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks.

Apparently the veteran outfielder must've tired himself out driving in a career-best seven runs in Friday's victory. Look for him to return to his regularly scheduled spot in the lineup on Sunday.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 02:30:00 PM

Michael Cuddyer clobbered a grand slam and drove home a career-high seven runs as the Rockies routed the Diamondbacks 15-3 in Colorado on Friday.

Cuddyer did all of his damage in the second half of the ballgame, smashing his grand slam in the sixth inning, then delivering a bases-clearing double with the bases loaded his next time up in the eighth. There's no doubting his production when he's been on the field, but unfortunately for fantasy owners that hasn't been often enough this season.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 12:18:00 AM

Michael Cuddyer went 3-for-5 with a double, a solo home run, and three runs scored in the Rockies' walk-off win against the D'Backs on Thursday.

Cuddyer put the Rockies on the board with a second-inning solo home run off of Vidal Nuno and scored two more times in the sixth and eighth inning, helping put his team in a position to come back and win. It hasn't been often, but when Cuddyer has been healthy and in the lineup, he's been productive. The 35-year-old is batting .327/.371/.562 with eight home runs and 22 RBI in 175 plate appearances.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 11:33:00 PM

Michael Cuddyer homered as the Rockies' first baseman Monday in his return from the disabled list.

Definitely easier for Cuddyer to play first base on his tender hammy than to run around the outfield. Still, the Rockies will want Justin Morneau back in there against right-handers the next two days. Perhaps Cuddyer will play one game in right.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 10:23:00 PM

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

Cuddyer landed on the disabled list late last month with a left hamstring strain, but he managed to return as soon as he was eligible. The impending free agent has been limited to just 34 games this season, but he has been very productive when on the field, batting .331/.376/.546 with six home runs.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 04:22:00 PM

Michael Cuddyer (hamstring) will be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.

Cuddyer has been on the shelf the last couple weeks with a strained left hamstring but is nearly ready to roll again. The veteran has been limited to 34 games this season but has been productive when healthy, hitting .331/.376/.546 with six home runs.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 01:32:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
3Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2Eric Campbell
3Brandon Allen
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
CF1Juan Lagares
2Matt den Dekker
RF1Curtis Granderson
2John Mayberry
3Alex Castellanos
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Zack Wheeler
4Bartolo Colon
5Jon Niese
6Dillon Gee
7Rafael Montero
8Cody Satterwhite
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Bobby Parnell
7Sean Gilmartin
8Buddy Carlyle
9Scott Rice
10Erik Goeddel
11Dario Alvarez
12Jack Leathersich