Ruben Tejada among 1st Mets sent down to minors
Infielder Ruben Tejada is among the 11 players the Mets sent
down to their minor league camp in the club’s first round of cuts
New York announced Friday that Tejada, infielders Zach Lutz and
Jordany Valdespin, outfielder Fernando Martinez, and right-handed
pitchers Armando Rodriguez, Josh Stinson and Manny Alvarez were
optioned to minor league camp.
Right-handers John Lujan and Tobi Stoner, catcher Kai Gronauer
and outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis also were reassigned to minor
Tejada made the 2010 opening day roster while shortstop Jose
Reyes remained behind because of a thyroid issue. In 78 games with
New York, Tejada batted .213 with 15 RBI and one home run, also
seeing time at second base.
The Mets have 45 players in major league camp, including 12