Michael Cuddyer 1B/RF NYM 8 Days

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/RF NYM 27 Days

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/RF NYM 5 Months

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.

Michael Cuddyer 1B/RF NYM 5 Months

The Rockies extended Cuddyer a $15.3 million qualifying offer Monday, the Denver Post's Patrick Saunders reports.

He will have until 3 p.m. on Nov. 10 to accept or decline the offer, and profiles as perhaps the most likely player to accept a qualifying offer this offseason. This represents a fly in the ointment for Cuddyer's offseason plans, as he was looking for a two-year or three-year deal, but will almost certainly not receive one if he declines the qualifying offer now that first round draft pick is tied to signing him as a free agent. Of course, from a fantasy perspective, it would be great for him to remain in Colorado for one more season, and it would really hurt his 2015 value if he declined the option, as it could take until after the June draft for him to sign as a free agent, a la Stephen Drew last season.

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Cuddyer is out of the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers.

Cuddyer has made six straight starts for the Rockies, but will take a seat for the season finale. Ben Paulsen will man first base, while Charlie Blackmon gets the starting nod in right field. Cuddyer is in the final season of a three-year deal with the Rockies, so his future with the organization is unclear at this point.

Michael Cuddyer 1B/RF NYM 6 Months

Cuddyer went 3-for-4 with an RBI in a 4-3 loss to the Padres on Wednesday.

Cuddyer has endured a tough season, missing time in each month due to injury. But when the 35-year-old has been in the Rockies lineup he has produced. Cuddyer is hitting .335 overall and since coming off his latest stint on the disabled list September 8, he is slashing .346/.382/.692 over 52 at-bats.

Michael Cuddyer 1B/RF NYM 6 Months

Cuddyer is not in the lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

This is Cuddyer's third day off in the last 11 games, but over that span he's raised his batting average from .310 to .335, so he should be back in the lineup soon. Ben Paulson will get the start in right.

Michael Cuddyer 1B/RF NYM 6 Months

Cuddyer (.335/.378/.593) had a spectacular Friday night against the Diamondbacks, as he smacked a grand slam home run(409 feet) and doubled twice going 3-for-5 while scoring three runs and driving in seven RBI.

In addition to the grand slam, Cuddyer also hit a bases-clearing double. You couldn't have asked for a better night coming from Cuddyer, who has fought injury all season long. The homer was his ninth of the year, which was his second in as many games. Cuddyer is a free agent in 2015, but the Rockies may look to bring him back if the price is right.

Michael Cuddyer 1B/RF NYM 6 Months

Cuddyer went 3-for-5 with a homer in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks.

It was just his eighth long ball of the year, as Cuddyer's spent a lot of time on the DL. When he's played, however, he's been a borderline-elite hitter, with a spectacular .327 average and .933 OPS in 42 games.

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Cuddyer is not in the lineup Wednesday.

Charlie Blackmon will slide over to right field, with Drew Stubbs getting the start in center. The fact that Cuddyer's batting average dropped from .328 to .319 with an 0-for-4 night Tuesday illustrates just how little he has been able to play this season. The fact that he'll turn 36 next season and will be a free agent makes it difficult to project his value for the 2015 season. If he moves out of Coors Field, it will be hard to imagine him hitting above .300 for a third consecutive season.