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Michael Cuddyer undergoes surgery for core injury

NEW YORK -- New York Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer underwent surgery Thursday to repair a core muscle injury, the team announced. The procedure took place at the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia.

Cuddyer, 36, had a disappointing first season with the Mets. He hit .259 with 10 homers and 41 RBIs in 379 at-bats.

Cuddyer is due to make $12.5 million next season.

With Michael Conforto, Curtis Granderson and Lucas Duda all expected to be regular players next season, Cuddyer's playing time could further diminish in 2016.