Michael Cuddyer won't be placed on DL, anxious to return to Mets
The New York Mets haven't had much luck with injuries this season, but they caught a break on Wednesday, when they discovered that outfielder Michael Cuddyer's knee injury won't send him to the disabled list.
Cuddyer, who felt increasing discomfort in his left knee in the Mets' game on Tuesday, underwent an MRI Wednesday that showed that he has not sustained any substantial damage to his knee.
The veteran outfielder received a cortisone shot to decrease the inflammation in the area, and received a lubricating shot as well.
Now that Cuddyer knows the severity of his injury, he's eager to get back on the diamond for the Mets and prove himself after a rough season so far at the plate in which he's hit .243/.297/.365 with six home runs and 28 RBI in 72 games.
"I'm a competitor," the 36-year-old said, per NJ.com. "I want to be out there competing. I don't need time away from the game to clear anything. I take pride in being a professional and going out there and doing my job. I'm not going to use this as a crutch saying I need to get away from the game. I want to be out there. I want to be playing. I want to be competing. Which is why you take care of it and get out there as quick as you can."