Report: Michael Cuddyer to Retire

New York Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer is retiring from baseball, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN. Cuddyer, 36, played 15 years in the league with the Mets, Colorado Rockies, and Minnesota Twins.

Cuddyer, who signed a two-year, $21 million dollar deal with the Mets in November of 2014, was scheduled to make $12.5 million this upcoming season. He struggled mightily with New York last season and has no plans to be in their future endeavors. He hit just .259 with 10 home runs and 41 RBI in 117 games.

Cuddyer underwent surgery last month to repair a core muscle injury that made him miss some time during the 2015 season. Early reports suggest that Cuddyer could forfeit his $12.5 million salary this upcoming season. The Mets have already signed Asdrubal Cabrera and traded for Neil Walker, so salary relief from Cuddyer could help them go out and make another move or two.

Cuddyer was a career .277/.344/.461 hitter, racking up a grand total of 1522 hits. He was a great locker room guy and surely will be missed by the young talented core group of players in New York.

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