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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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

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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.

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Ruben Tejada (head) will be back in the Mets' lineup Friday.

Tejada isn't playing Thursday after being hit in the helmet by a pitch Wednesday, but he has no concussion symptoms and the Mets are just being cautious. "Talked to the trainers last night," manager Terry Collins said Thursday. "We thought we'd give him one more day just as a precaution. He feels great. Said he could play, but we'll just give him today and get him back in there tomorrow."

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Ruben Tejada (head) said Thursday that he feels no symptoms.

Tejada left Wednesday's game after he was hit in the helmet with a pitch, but he passed a concussion test and feels no lingering effects. He's out of the lineup Thursday, but should be back soon enough.

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Mets manager Terry Collins said Ruben Tejada feels "pretty good" after leaving Wednesday's game due to being hit in the head with a pitch.

It's good news, as Tejada could have easily been more seriously injured. Team doctors said he has no concussion symptoms, so a roster move won't be made at this time. Tejada will travel home with the team and should be back in the lineup shortly.