Mets’ Cuddyer exits after getting hit on hand by pitch

Flushing, NY ( – New York Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer
exited early in Tuesday’s game against Philadelphia after getting hit in the
hand by a pitch.

Cuddyer was the second player plunked by Phillies starter David Buchanan
during the second inning. X-rays were negative and he was diagnosed with a
left hand contusion.

The 36-year-old, who signed a two-year deal with the Mets during the
offseason, hit an RBI single during the first inning. He was replaced by
outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis.