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Rotowire: Mar 19 / 6:59p ET
News: Tejada went 0-for-3 Thursday and is now 7-for-28 this spring.
Impact: Tejada is still slated to open the year as Wilmer Flores' backup. Matt Reynolds has opened eyes this spring, but as of now, he's likely to start 2015 at Triple-A Las Vegas. That leaves Tejada as the main backup at shortstop, and he could also see the occasional game at second base.
Rotowire: Jan 16 / 4:33p ET
News: Tejada agreed to a one-year, $1.88 million contract with the Mets on Friday, avoiding arbitration, ESPNNewYork.com reports.
Impact: Manager Terry Collins stuck by Tejada at short for most of the 2014 season, but the skipper's patience eventually wore thin as Tejada continued to struggle at the dish, and the team moved on to Wilmer Flores in August. The 25-year-old Tejada is skilled in the field, but those abilities likely won't be enough to earn him regular time to begin 2015.