Ruben Tejada 2B/SS NYM 2 weeks ago

Tejada, who started a key eight-inning double-play while starting at shortstop Saturday, will start at second base Sunday, the Record reports.

Tejada started three of the past five games at shortstop while Wilmer Flores has struggled both offensively and defensively. He has impressed manager Terry Collins with his improved work ethic and gets the nod at second Sunday to give Dilson Herrera a game off.

Ruben Tejada 2B/SS NYM 3 weeks ago

Tejada is starting at shortstop for a second straight day Sunday against the Nationals, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

Tejada is in for Wilmer Flores, who is being given a few days to get mentally right, as he has struggled in the field, which has also carried over to the plate. If Tejada can provide steady defense and an occasional foray at the plate, he could earn a bit more playing time moving forward.

Ruben Tejada 2B/SS NYM 4 weeks ago

Tejada is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

Tejada is 5-for-5 against Marilns starter David Phelps in his career, so manager Terry Collins decided to give him the start Tuesday with Phelps on the mound for the Marlins. Tejada will man the shortstop position and hit sixth in Tuesday's batting order.

Ruben Tejada 2B/SS NYM 1 month ago

Tejada is starting at shortstop Sunday, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

The move is a bit of a surprise. The Mets have an off-day Monday while Wilmer Flores, sitting for Tejada, has two home runs his past three games, including one Saturday. But manager Terry Collins has elected to give Tejada the start at shortstop.

Ruben Tejada 2B/SS NYM 2 months ago

Tejada went 0-for-3 Thursday and is now 7-for-28 this spring.

Tejada is still slated to open the year as Wilmer Flores' back up. Matt Reynolds has opened eyes this spring, but as of now, he is likely to start 2015 at Triple-A Las Vegas. That leaves Tejada as the main back up at shortstop and he could see the occasional game at second base.

Ruben Tejada 2B/SS NYM 4 months ago

Tejada agreed to a one-year, $1.88 million contract with the Mets on Friday, avoiding arbitration, reports.

Manager Terry Collins stuck by Tejada at short 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.

Ruben Tejada 2B/SS NYM 6 months ago

Tejada, who originally was expected to be be non-tendered by the Mets, may now be offered a contract by the team, the NY Post reports.

Tejada made $1.1 million in 2014 and is eligible for salary arbitration, which may take him up to $1.7 million. He is expected to be tendered due to the lack of clarity at shortstop for New York, making him a possible back up at that position as well as maybe second base.

Ruben Tejada 2B/SS NYM 9 months ago

Tejada started at shortstop Tuesday rather than at second base, as had first been reported.

The lineup was flip-flopped, putting Wilmer Flores at second and Tejada at shortstop. Originally, it looked like Tejada would play his first game at second since September 28, 2011, but that proved not to be the case.

Ruben Tejada 2B/SS NYM 9 months ago

Tejada is starting at second base Tuesday against the A's with Daniel Murphy sitting against Scott Kazmir, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

After seeing his first start at shortstop in more than a week Sunday. Tejada gets his first start at second base of the season and first game at the position since September 28, 2011. Tejada is viewed as a backup middle infielder and playing him at second is a way to determine if he can fill that role, since the team already knows he is solid defensively at short.

Ruben Tejada 2B/SS NYM 9 months ago

Tejada is starting Sunday against the Cubs, ESPN New York reports.

Wilmer Flores has taken over as the Mets' starting shortstop, relegating Tejada to the bench. Manager Terry Collins is giving Flores a day off Sunday to give Tejada a start, so he doesn't get too stale on the bench.