Mets OF Michael Cuddyer hit by pitch on hand, leaves game

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Mets OF Michael Cuddyer leaves game after being hit by pitch on hand
Wednesday April 15th, 2015

New York Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer left Tuesday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies after being hit by a pitch on the hand in the second inning.


​X-rays on Cuddyer's left hand were negative and he was diagnosed with a contusion, the Mets announced.

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Cuddyer was the second Mets player to be hit that inning by Phillies pitcher David Buchanan, as Wilmer Flores was hit five batters prior.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis pinch ran for Cuddyer, replacing him in left field.

Cuddyer entered Tuesday hitting .276 with one home run and four RBI in eight games this season. The Mets signed the 36-year-old to a two-year, $21 million deal last November.

- Molly Geary

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