Ruben Tejada SS NYM 1 month 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 SS NYM 3 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 SS NYM 4 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 SS NYM 8 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 SS NYM 8 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 SS NYM 8 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.

Ruben Tejada SS NYM 8 months ago

Tejada will get a start in one of the Mets' games against the Cubs this weekend.

Tejada lost the job to Wilmer Flores last week and hasn't started since. "He's got to get out there," manager Terry Collins said. "Wilmer's played a week straight now, there's no reason he can't have a day [off] here and there."

Ruben Tejada SS NYM 8 months ago

Tejada is out of the lineup Saturday against the Phillies.

Manager Terry Collins confirmed Friday that Wilmer Flores will be given more regular playing time moving forward, meaning Tejada will be relegated to a bench role. The 24-year-old Tejada has hit .225/.344/.276 in 97 games this season.

Ruben Tejada SS NYM 8 months ago

Tejada is out of the Mets' lineup again Friday, Adam Rubin of reports.

Wilmer Flores will start at short for a second straight day, as it seems Tejada has fallen out of manager Terry Collins' good graces. Tejada has gone just 2-for-19 to begin August, after a month of July in which he posted a .616 OPS.

Ruben Tejada SS NYM 8 months ago

Tejada is out of the Mets' lineup Thursday against the Nationals, Newsday's Marc Carig reports.

Tejada will ride the pine for the third time in nine games, with Wilmer Flores drawing another start at short for the Mets. The 24-year-old Tejada has followed up a dismal month of July (.616 OPS) by recording just two hits in his first 18 at-bats of August, but manager Terry Collins has given no indication that he's planning to turn the position over to Flores full-time.