Michael Cuddyer 1B/LF/RF NYM 12 hours ago

Cuddyer got on base all four times up Thursday, knocking three singles and drawing a walk in a 5-1 win over the Cardinals.

He didn't score or knock in any runs, but it's still a positive step for Cuddyer, who's scuffled all year so far. He hasn't come close to providing the power presence the Mets signed him for, which has been a big reason for the team's offensive struggles. The 36-year-old will need to show some more with the bat, lest the Mets go looking for a different answer in left field; there's no way they'll tolerate subpar hitting in combination with Cuddyer's already-subpar fielding all season long.

Michael Cuddyer 1B/LF/RF NYM 5 days ago

Cuddyer went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI in the 14-1 drubbing over Milwaukee on Saturday.

This was one of Cuddyer's best games as a Met and he seems to be finding some rhythm hitting safely in eight out of his last ten games.

Michael Cuddyer 1B/LF/RF NYM 2 weeks ago

Cuddyer is out of the lineup Sunday against the Phillies.

Cuddyer, who is riding a four-game hit streak, will get a rare day off in favor of Kirk Nieuwenhuis in left field. There's currently no word of an injury, so look for Cuddyer to be available in a pinch-hit situation if needed.

Michael Cuddyer 1B/LF/RF NYM 3 weeks ago

Cuddyer went 2-for-4, including a two-run home run, Wednesday against the Marlins.

Cuddyer entered the game 2-for-28, so he clearly needed something good to happen. Despite his slump, Cuddyer should still be in the lineup close to daily.

Michael Cuddyer 1B/LF/RF NYM 3 weeks ago

Cuddyer is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Marlins.

With a mere two hits in his last seven starts (27 at-bats), Cuddyer is now sitting with a disappointing .236/.304/.361 batting line and 20 strikeouts through 19 games. He will get a mental and physical rest Tuesday with Curtis Granderson moving over to right field and Kirk Nieuwenhuis stepping in to play left, but Cuddyer should continue playing close to everyday after signing a $21 million contract in the offseason.

Michael Cuddyer 1B/LF/RF NYM 1 month ago

Cuddyer is getting a day off Sunday, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

Cuddyer should be right be in the lineup Tuesday against Atlanta. The team's off-day Monday gives him an extra day of rest. Cuddyer is being replaced in left field by Kirk Nieuwenhuis.

Michael Cuddyer 1B/LF/RF NYM 1 month ago

Cuddyer went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run Thursday in a win over the Marlins.

He's now hit safely in five straight games, lifting his average from .200 to .297 in the process. Cuddyer's been striking out much more than usual -- Thursday's K made it 14 in 37 at-bats on the season -- but he tends to make much more contact than that.

Michael Cuddyer 1B/LF/RF NYM 1 month ago

Cuddyer (hand) is in the lineup Wednesday, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

He left Tuesday's game after getting hit by a pitch on his left hand, but as expected he will be back in action Wednesday. The Mets could ill-afford to lose another key bat from their lineup with David Wright headed to the DL.

Michael Cuddyer 1B/LF/RF NYM 1 month ago

Cuddyer (hand) said Tuesday night that he doesn't think he'll miss Wednesday's game, the Wall Street Journal's Jared Diamond reports.

Cuddyer, whose X-rays came back negative after being hit on the hand by a pitch Tuesday, said he will have to see how he feels when he wakes up Wednesday, but "as of right now" he didn't expect to miss any time. The Mets could really use his bat in the lineup Wednesday as David Wright (hamstring) appears headed for the DL. If Cuddyer cannot play Wednesday he will likely be replaced by Kirk Nieuwenhuis with a righty, Jerome Williams, on the mound for the Phillies.

Michael Cuddyer 1B/LF/RF NYM 1 month ago

Cuddyer was diagnosed with a bruised left hand as X-rays were negative, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

Cuddyer was hit by a David Buchanan pitch but fortunately appears to have dodged any serious injury. He could miss a game or two, but shouldn't be sidelined much beyond that. Kirk Nieuwenhuis (against righties) and John Mayberry Jr. (against lefties) will play for as long as Cuddyer sits.