Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer retires after 15 seasons

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Reports: Mets OF Michael Cuddyer retires after 15 seasons
Saturday December 12th, 2015

New York Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer will retire after 15 seasons in the majors, he wrote Saturday on The Players’ Tribune.

Cuddyer spent the first 11 seasons of his career with the Minnesota Twins, where he compiled 1,106 hits, 141 home runs and 580 RBIs.

Cuddyer signed a two-year deal with the Mets in Nov. 2014 after spending three years with the Colorado Rockies. Last season, he hit .259 with 10 home runs and 41 RBIs to go along with a .309 on-base percentage. Cuddyer suffered a knee injury in July and saw time on the disabled list as the Mets called up rookie Michael Conforto.

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In the postseason, Cuddyer had just one hit and struck out seven times in 12 plate appearances.

He will turn 37 on March 27 and was set to earn $12.5 million in 2016.

Cuddyer was an All-Star twice in his career and won one Silver Slugger Award.

- Christopher Chavez

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