Michael Cuddyer 1B/LF/RF NYM 2 days 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 5 days 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 6 days 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 7 days 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 7 days 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.

Michael Cuddyer 1B/LF/RF NYM 7 days ago

Cuddyer left Tuesday's game against the Phillies after being hit by a pitch on his left hand, Newsday's Marc Carig reports.

Phillies starter David Buchanan lost his control in the second, hitting both Cuddyer and Wilmer Flores in a four-run inning. While Flores was able to stay in the game, Cuddyer was promptly removed and replaced in left field by Kirk Nieuwenhuis. Consider Cuddyer day-to-day until the team provides an update.

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

Cuddyer went 2-for-4, though one hit was a lost-in-the-sun triple, with a run scored in the Mets' 2-0 win over the Phillies on Monday.

After a slow start, Cuddyer has three hits his past two games, including his first home run as a Met on Sunday. Look for him to remain as the team's clean-up hitter and almost every day left fielder.

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

Cuddyer hit his fourth home run of the spring Friday.

Cuddyer is hitting .333 in 27 at-bats so far this spring. What's more impressive is that he has just three strikeouts but that if offset by just one walk. Look for Cuddyer to hit in the middle of the Mets lineup this year.

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

Cuddyer may play left rather than right field, which is where he had been projected to land when he signed with the Mets, Matt Ewalt of the Record reports.

Manager Terry Collins said Sunday that he likely prefers Cuddyer in left and Curtis Granderson in right. Cuddyer, who last played left field in 2006, has been expected to play right because he is deaf in his left ear and hearing the outfield calls would be easier there than in left field. This arrangement could change as the team gets closer to the regular season once Collins has seen both outfielders in the field together.

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

Cuddyer signed a two-year contract with the Mets on Monday.

Cuddyer spent much of the 2014 season on the disabled list, finishing the season with just 190 at-bats. However, he was productive in limited plate appearances, posting a .332/.376/.579 batting line with 10 home runs and 31 RBI. The 35-year-old will take his talents to New York, where he will join Curtis Granderson and Juan Lagares among others in the Mets' outfield.