NEW YORK, NY (WAVY) – Outfielder Michael Cuddyer has signed a two year deal to join the New York Mets. According to the Associated Press, Cuddyer had until today to accept a $15.3 million dollar offer to resign with the Colorado Rockies.
Cuddyer, who played at Great Bridge High School in Chesepaeke, now joins another Chesapeake product. He’ll play alongside Mets third-baseman David Wright, who starred at Hickory High School, also in Chesapeake.
Cuddyer has consistenly been one of the top batters in the National League. In 2013, he lead the NL with a .331 batting average, 20 home runs and 84 RBI.
Though he missed a significant portion of last season with injury, Cuddyer still managed to bat .332 with 10 homers, and 31 RBI, and also hit for the cycle in an 10-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds.