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Michael Cuddyer to wear #23 with Mets

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The last player to wear the number was Taylor Teagarden.

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According to Michael Cuddyer, Michael Cuddyer will wear number 23 with the Mets. The 35-year-old outfielder just signed a two-year, $21 million contract with the team yesterday. He figures to play right field, with Curtis Granderson shifting to left field, and he makes sense as a platoon partner for Lucas Duda at first base. Using the player customized jersey tool in the MLB Shop, here's a rough take of what Cuddyer's jersey will look like:

In terms of the uniform stuff, Cuddyer with be the thirty-second person to wear number 23 in Mets history. Per the excellent Mets By The Numbers, here's the full list of players and coaches who have worn it for the Mets:

Player Start Date End Date
Bob Miller 5/6/1962 5/10/1962
Joe Christopher 5/21/1962 10/3/1965
Billy Murphy 4/15/1966 9/5/1966
Bob Heise 9/12/1967 9/28/1969
Leroy Stanton 9/14/1971 9/30/1971
Dave Schneck 7/14/1972 10/1/1973
Ted Martinez 4/6/1974 10/2/1974
Jesus Alou 4/16/1975 9/26/1975
Leon Brown 5/19/1976 10/3/1976
Doug Flynn 6/17/1977 10/4/1981
Brian Giles 8/15/1982 10/2/1983
Bud Harrelson 4/8/1986 10/12/1988
Chuck Hiller 5/29/1990 10/3/1990
Chris Donnels 5/7/1991 10/4/1992
Tim Bogar 4/21/1993 10/1/1995
Bernard Gilkey 4/1/1996 7/31/1998
Jermaine Allensworth 8/11/1998 9/27/1998
Pat Mahomes 5/15/1999 10/1/2000
Brian Rose 4/6/2001 4/24/2001
Matt Lawton 7/31/2001 10/3/2001
McKay Christensen 4/4/2002 4/10/2002
Esix Snead 9/3/2002 9/29/2002
Jason Phillips 3/31/2003 10/3/2004
Kaz Ishii 4/7/2005 10/2/2005
Julio Franco 4/3/2006 7/12/2007
Marlon Anderson 7/19/2007 9/30/2007
Brian Schneider 3/31/2008 9/29/2009
Chris Carter 5/11/2010 10/3/2010
Blaine Boyer 4/1/2011 4/10/2011
Mike Baxter 8/8/2011 9/29/2013
Taylor Teagarden 6/10/2014