NEW YORK -- New York Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer is ready to retire after playing 15 seasons in the major leagues.
A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Cuddyer is planning to call it a career. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday night because there hadn't been an official announcement.
ESPN first reported Cuddyer's plans.
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Cuddyer turns 37 in March. He would leave with one season left on a two-year, $21 million contract that he signed with the Mets as a free agent.
Cuddyer hit .259 with 10 home runs and 41 RBI during an injury-interrupted year with the Mets. He made his first World Series appearance this fall, striking out in all three of his at-bats.
The two-time All-Star won the 2013 NL batting championship by hitting .331 for Colorado. Cuddyer is a lifetime .277 hitter with Minnesota, the Rockies and Mets, with 197 home runs and 794 RBI.
He is a longtime pal of Mets captain David Wright, and their friendship was a major reason why Cuddyer came to New York.