Rubén Tejada
SS FA
3 years ago

Tejada primarily worked at third base Sunday in Mets camp, Adam Rubin of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tejada saw 18 starts at third in 2015 after an entire career spent in the middle infield. With Asdrubal Cabrera now occupying shortstop and Wilmer Flores still around, the hot corner might be Tejada's best shot at semi-regular playing time, considering Flores hasn't played more than one game at third base since 2010.

Rubén Tejada
SS FA
3 years ago

Tejada, who fractured his fibula as a result of Chase Utley's late, takeout slide in the playoffs, has shed his walking boot and is working out in Panama, ESPN New York reports

EDGE Analysis

Tejada may report to Port St. Lucie on Monday, three weeks before the required reporting date. He is slated to be the back up at second base and shortstop, though it's still possible the Mets try and deal him to clear some salary or designate him for assignment to create room on the 40-man roster.

Rubén Tejada
SS FA
3 years ago

Tejada agreed to a one-year, $3 million contract with the Mets on Friday, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tejada will get a pay bump of $1.12 million in his second year of arbitration, now putting that part of the offseason behind him. The 26-year-old will now look to unseat Asdrubal Cabrera for playing time at shortstop, though he'll likely enter spring training behind the veteran on the depth chart.

Rubén Tejada
SS FA
3 years ago

The Mets tendered contracts to all eight of their arbitration-eligible players, including Tejada (fractured right fibula), before Thursday's deadline, ESPN New York reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is a reversal from what looked like what happened, as the Mets had appeared to be set to cut Tejada loose. Tejada made $1.88 million in 2015 and could earn between $2.5-3 million if he goes to arbitration. As of now, he likely will fill a back up infield role, seeing time at shortstop and second base.

Rubén Tejada
SS FA
3 years ago

Tejada (fractured right fibula) might get non-tendered by the Mets, ESPN New York reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tejada made $1.88 million in 2015 and could earn $3 million if he goes to arbitration. New York may be reluctant to pay that much to a backup shortstop, who has broken his fibula twice. However, Tejada is coming off a rebound campaign and $3 million isn't way above the norm for a back up middle infielder, so a call on his status may not come until right before the arb deadline.

Rubén Tejada
SS FA
3 years ago

Tejada (leg) will not need to undergo surgery, Mike Vorkunov of NJ.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tejada suffered a non-displaced fractured right fibula as a result of a hard slide by Chase Utley in Game 2 of the NLDS. Not needing surgery is definitely an encouraging sign, and the club is hopeful that he'll be ready in time for the start of next season.

Rubén Tejada
SS FA
3 years ago

Tejada suffered a broken right fibula in Game 2 of the LDS series against the Dodgers, the L.A. Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tejada was hit in the leg on a slide from Chase Utley at second base. He'll miss the rest of the postseason.

Rubén Tejada
SS FA
3 years ago

Tejada went 3-for-3 with an RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

The second-half version of Tejada has shown a drastically better batting eye -- he owns a 19:20 BB:K -- and been rewarded for it with a .313 batting average over 147 at-bats. There's still no power or speed in the profile, though, so Tejada's fantasy utility largely remains limited to NL-only formats.

Rubén Tejada
SS FA
3 years ago

Tejada had a big game Wednesday against the Phillies, going 2-for-4 with an in-the-park homer and four RBI.

EDGE Analysis

The homer stayed in the park, but Phillies right fielder Domonic Brown went out of it (and into the right-field stands) after missing the ball, letting Tejada race around the bases for the first non-fence-clearing long ball of his career. He later added a run-scoring groundout and an RBI single, rounding out the light-hitting shortstop's second multi-RBI effort in 89 games this season.

Rubén Tejada
SS FA
3 years 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.