(Neil Miller/Sportsday Wire)
Sometimes you wish they all could be like Michael Cuddyer.
After being listed as retired, which was quickly erased on the Mets transactions page of their official website, multiple outlets are reporting that Cuddyer has indeed retired, leaving $12.5 million on the table. The Mets told multiple outlets “no comment” when asked.
The Mets big free agent signing last season, was a disappointment during his only year with the Amazin’s, hitting .259 with 10 home runs and 41 RBIs in 117 games. He lost his everyday job to Michael Conforto and was reduced to a pinch hitting roll in the playoffs.
He was known as a very media friendly player, who acted as a team spokesman during the playoffs and World Series.
Cuddyer went through a number of injuries this past season, including wrist tendinitis, a bruised left knee and a sports hernia. He had surgery to repair a core muscle in early November.