Statement from Mets GM Sandy Alderson regarding retirement of Michael Cuddyer

As everybody knows, Michael throughout his 15 Major League seasons has been a complete pro. He embodies and defines what the word "professional" means -- on and off the field.

While battling injuries this past season, he was one of our team's true leaders in the clubhouse, playing a significant role in our National League Championship. He leaves an indelible, positive impact on our organization.

We salute Michael on his career and thank him for his contributions to our success in 2015. We wish him, Claudia and their kids all the health and happiness.