Ruben Tejada 11 | Shortstop

New York Mets

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Sat. July 26, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Tejada is out of the lineup Saturday, FOX Sports Wisconsin's Andrew Gruman reports. Impact: Wilmer Flores will start at shortstop after Tejada returned from a head injury for Friday's game. The Mets specified that they didn't want to call up Flores to sit on the bench, so it's quite possible Tejada's role could be more limited going forward, as he's less secure than third baseman David Wright or second baseman Daniel Murphy in the Mets' lineup, and those are the three positions Flores can play.(RotoWire, )
Fri. July 25, 2014
News: Tejada (head) is back in the lineup Friday against the Brewers. Impact: Tejada was fortunate enough to avoid a concussion after being drilled in the head by a fastball Wednesday, but the team took precaution and held the 24-year-old out of Thursday's lineup. He did end up making a pinch-hit appearance, however, and will slot back in at short Friday to take on right-hander Yovani Gallardo. Wilmer Flores may be headed back to Triple-A shortly.(RotoWire, )
Thu. July 24, 2014
News: The New York Mets have recalled infielder Wilmer Flores from Triple-A Las Vegas a day after Tejada was hit in the helmet by a pitch. The Mets optioned outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Las Vegas before Thursday's game at Milwaukee. Flores is in the lineup and starting at shortstop. Impact: Mets manager Terry Collins said before Thursday's game, "(Ruben) is good. He feels great. He said he could play. We'll give him today and get him back in there tomorrow."(STATS, 6:37pm)
Thu. July 24, 2014
News: Mets manager Terry Collins said Tejada (head) will be back in the lineup Friday, ESPN New York reports. "We thought we'd give him one more day just as a precaution," Collins said. "He feels great. Said he could play, but we'll just give him today and get him back in there tomorrow." Impact: Tejada passed all concussion tests following Wednesday's game, and was cleared to fly with the team to Milwaukee for the upcoming four-game set. His absence Thursday sounds merely precautionary, as the shortstop expects to be back in action for the remainder of the series.(RotoWire, )
Thu. July 24, 2014
News: Tejada (head) is not in the lineup Thursday against the Brewers, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports. Impact: No surprise here, as Tejada was drilled in the head with a fastball Wednesday and manager Terry Collins said after the game that the 24-year-old would likely sit out Thursday's opener in Milwaukee. Fortunately, Tejada passed his concussion tests and appears safe from the DL, but the Mets brought Wilmer Flores up from Triple-A for some added middle-infield depth.(RotoWire, )
Wed. July 23, 2014
News: Tejada was hit in the helmet by a pitch from Seattle Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker in the fifth inning and had to leave the game. Impact: Tejada was hit just above the brim of the helmet Wednesday by Walker's 94 mph fastball with two outs and the Mets leading 1-0. Tejada fell to the ground and lay face down next to home plate until a Mets trainer came out and kneeled down next to the player. The 24-year-old Tejada was able to get to his feet and walk off the field on his own. Eric Campbell pinch ran and took over at shortstop in the bottom half.(STATS, 5:18pm)
Wed. July 23, 2014
News: Tejada (head) passed all concussion tests after Wednesday's game and has no symptoms, so he will travel with the team to Milwaukee, although he probably won't start Thursday, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. Impact: Manager Terry Collins said Tejada feels "pretty good," despite taking a 94-mph fastball to the head in Wednesday's game. This is certainly fortunate, as players have sustained concussions on lesser contact, and he should be able to avoid the 7-day DL. That said, Collins said Eric Campbell will probably start at shortstop Thursday, so Tejada can be considered day-to-day.(RotoWire, )
Wed. July 23, 2014
News: Tejada (hand) left Wednesday's game vs. the Mariners after getting hit on the helmet with 94-mph fastball in the fifth inning, ESPN's Adam Rubin reports. Impact: Tejada was replaced at shortstop by Eric Campbell. More word on his status will be provided, and if he is sidelined for any period of time, Wilmer Flores likely will be called up to fill in for him.(RotoWire, )
Wed. July 23, 2014
News: Tejada (hand) is back in the lineup Wednesday vs. the Mariners, ESPN's Adam Rubin reports. Impact: There was some concern about Tejada's availability heading into the contest after he was struck on the hand by a pitch in Tuesday's contest, but the infielder was able to shake off any pain without even needing any precautionary X-rays. Tejada will man his usual post at shortstop and bat ninth in the New York lineup.(RotoWire, )
Wed. July 23, 2014
News: Tejada was hit in the left hand by an Erasmo Ramirez pitch in the fifth inning Tuesday, but remained in the game and no X-Rays were taken after the contest. Impact: The Mets don't have a backup shortstop with Wilmer Flores in the minors and would have been forced to play Eric Campbell if Tejada was sidelined. The expectation is that Tejada, whose hand is swollen, will play Wednesday, but if not, look for Campbell at shortstop.(RotoWire, )
Ruben Tejada
2014 Season
Ht: 5' 11"  Wt: 198  Age: 24
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 10/27/1989, Veraguas, Panama
College: None
Debut: 2010
Salary: $1,100,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury