Ruben Tejada 2B/SS/3B NYM 2 months ago

Tejada went 0-for-4 in the Mets' 1-0 loss to the Cubs on Tuesday and is now 9-for-63 since June 6.

Before this cold stretch, Tejada was red-hot at the plate but has hot the skids at the plate. With David Wright (back) still out and Dilson Herrera optioned down, Tejada is set to play daily at shortstop. However, if he continues to slump, the Mets may have re-evaluate their infield alignment.

Ruben Tejada 2B/SS/3B NYM 2 months ago

Tejada (elbow) is in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Reds, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

A left elbow contusion, the result of being hit by a Johnny Cueto pitch, forced Tejada to leave Friday's game early. He downplayed the injury after the game, and it seems his optimism was justified, as the training staff has OK'd him to take the field Saturday. He will man third base and bat second against right-hander Mike Lorenzen.

Ruben Tejada 2B/SS/3B NYM 2 months ago

Tejada has been diagnosed with a left elbow contusion, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

X-rays were negative after Tejada was hit by a Johnny Cueto pitch in the fourth inning of Friday's game. It's an encouraging development, but Tejada's status for the rest of the weekend is uncertain. Eric Campbell replaced Tejada at third base Friday.

Ruben Tejada 2B/SS/3B NYM 2 months ago

Tejada left Friday's game after being hit on the left arm by a pitch, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

Eric Campbell came into the game to man third base after Tejada was drilled in the bottom of the fourth inning. Consider him day-to-day until more information becomes available.

Ruben Tejada 2B/SS/3B NYM 2 months ago

Tejada could be the Mets' primary shortstop once Daniel Murphy is activated from the DL, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

Wilmer Flores appears headed for second base once Murphy is activated, which could happen in the near future. This will allow Tejada to continue to see everyday at-bats, although he remains a low-end fantasy option.

Ruben Tejada 2B/SS/3B NYM 2 months ago

Tejada (ankle) is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Brewers.

Tejada will return to the starting lineup after being held out of it Sunday due to the ankle injury. He will man the hot corner and bat second Tuesday night.

Ruben Tejada 2B/SS/3B NYM 2 months ago

Tejada (ankle) is out of Sunday's lineup against the Braves, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

Tejada injured his ankle on a slide Saturday, and it will cost him Sunday's contest as well. As a result, Eric Campbell will receive the start at third base and bat eighth for the Mets in his place. With the club off again Monday, a return to the lineup Tuesday seems possible if nothing comes through indicating the injury is serious.

Ruben Tejada 2B/SS/3B NYM 2 months ago

Tejada twisted his ankle while absorbing a slide at third base, Adam Rubin of ESPN.com reports.

Tejada was able to remain in the game, which is a good sign for his status in Sunday's series finale. If Tejada has to miss any time, Eric Campbell could take the playing time.

Ruben Tejada 2B/SS/3B NYM 3 months ago

Tejada has been activated from the paternity list and will start at third base Sunday against the Braves, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

Tejada has been unavailable to the Mets since Thursday due to the birth of his child, but will return to make his eighth start of the season at the hot corner. A corresponding move for his activation has yet to be announced.

Ruben Tejada 2B/SS/3B NYM 3 months ago

Tejada (elbow) was placed on the paternity list Thursday as his girlfriend gave birth to a baby girl.

Tejada's spot was taken by Dilson Herrera, who was activated off the disabled list. Tejada will be out 3-7 days and likely will play third base when he returns with Herrera sliding in at second.