Players to Watch: Mets vs. Diamondbacks

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Michael Cuddyer

Jun 21, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets left fielder Michael Cuddyer (23) reacts after grounding into a game ending double play against the Atlanta Braves during the ninth inning at Turner Field. The Braves defeated the Mets 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Cuddyer has been battling a sore left knee over the past week and was out of the lineup on Wednesday for the sixth time in eight games.

Despite the fact, Cuddyer has said is hopeful he’ll be back in the lineup Friday against the D-backs.

Mets’ Manager Terry Collins told ESPN Cuddyer will be examined be teams doctors Thursday or Friday when the team gets back to New York. 

The ESPN report said Cuddyer received cortisone and lubricant injections in his knee last Wednesday. Collins told reporters that team doctors advised at the time that Cuddyer did not require a disabled-list stint.

Cuddyer is hitting .240 this year with six homers and 28 RBIs.