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New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada, who has had only two at-bats in the last ...
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Tuesday's Mets-A's lineups

Here are the lineups as the Mets face the Oakland Athletics at 10:05 p.m. ET Tuesday. Ruben Tejada plays second base for the first time since Sept. 28, 2011 -- when Jose Reyes was the shortstop. Terry Collins has acknowledged Tejada profiles as a backup middle infielder, so the Mets appear to be taking a look at him for that role as Daniel Murphy gets a day off. Collins recently had indicated that if Wilmer Flores and Tejada were in the lineup together, Flores would be the one playing second base.

Ruben Tejada to get weekend start

NEW YORK -- Wilmer Flores starts a ninth straight game at shortstop on Friday night against the Chicago Cubs, but his streak is about to be broken. Ruben Tejada #11 SSNew York Mets 2014 STATS GM98 HR2 RBI23 R27 OBP.343 AVG.224 Ruben Tejada, who has had only two at-bats during that span, is due to start a weekend game, Terry Collins said. Flores remains the priority at shortstop. “Wilmer has played a week straight now,” Collins said.
New York Post Jul 31, 2014

Mets’ Ruben Tejada responds with three hits after benching

For at least one day, Ruben Tejada quieted down the Wilmer Flores-starting-at-shortstop talk. Tejada, reinserted into the starting lineup, tied his season-high mark of three hits in a game. He...
MetsBlog Jul 30, 2014

Tejada is Terry’s SS, while trying to get Wilmer ABs (w/ audio)

Wilmer Flores has started three games since being promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas six games ago, yet Terry Collins said before Tuesday’s game that Ruben Tejada is still his primary shortstop. In the three games he has started, Flores is 2-for-10 with two singles and no RBI. Collins was asked if he no longer has confidence in Flores, […]
New York Post Jul 30, 2014

Mets’ Collins sits slumping Ruben Tejada, plays Wilmer Flores

Mired in an 0-for-13 slump, Ruben Tejada found himself on the bench in the Mets’ 6-0 loss Tuesday, but manager Terry Collins said the shortstop job wasn’t up for grabs....
Newsday Jul 29, 2014

Terry Collins defends giving Lucas Duda, Ruben Tejada a night off

Surely, one of the joys of managing in New York must be having to defend every single lineup move. Before last night's game against the Phillies, Mets manager Terry Collins was asked why he wasn't starting Lucas Duda at first base, despite Duda's hot streak since the All-Star break and Collins' stated intention of keeping Duda in the lineup to improve his batting against lefthanded pitchers; and why he hasn't been giving Wilmer Flores more starts at shortstop.
Mets 360 Jul 29, 2014

The 2015 shortstop free agent market benefits Ruben Tejada

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but there is a good possibility that Ruben Tejada will be the Mets shortstop in 2015. There is a huge caveat with that statement, and that is the assumption that Wilmer Flores fails to…Read more →Related Posts:A look at the shortstop marketWhich shortstops are available this offseason for the Mets?Ruben Tejada is doing his job just fineComing to grips with Ruben Tejada as the starting shortstopJimmy Rollins to the Mets would be insane
KFFL Jul 26, 2014

Mets | Ruben Tejada returns to action Friday

New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada (head) went hitless in four at-bats in his return ...
New York Daily News Jul 25, 2014
Mets Insider: Ruben Tejada passes concussion test, but Wilmer Flores plays

Mets Insider: Ruben Tejada passes concussion test, but Wilmer Flores plays

After taking a 94 mph fastball to the head on Wednesday, Ruben Tejada got a new batting helmet to replace the one that was cracked by the ball. The Mets shortstop, however, is not sure when he will get a chance to use it.

Flores finishes 1-for-3 in return

Wilmer Flores is back for his third stint with the Mets this season. This time it’s due to the injury to Ruben Tejada, who was beaned in Wednesday’s 3-2 win over the Mariners in Seattle. The problem for Flores is that Tejada should be back in the lineup Friday night. That means he goes to the bench or spells Daniel Murphy at second or David Wright at third. Flores said that he can make it work. “I’ll just have to find a way,” said Flores, who went 1-for-3 in Thursday's 9-1 loss to Milwaukee.
Newsday Jul 24, 2014

Ruben Tejada could be back in Mets lineup Friday night

Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada has seen a replay of the pitch that cracked his batting helmet on Wednesday afternoon. He has since heard the sickening crunch of the ball that left him face down in the dirt.
Rotoworld Jul 24, 2014

Ruben Tejada (head) to return on Friday - Ruben Tejada (SS) New York Mets

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

Tejada expected to return Friday

Ruben Tejada has to wait another game before he can try out his new batting helmet. The old one was cracked when Taijuan Walker beaned him with a 94 mph fastball in the fifth inning of Wednesday’s 3-2 win over the Mariners in Seattle. Manager Terry Collins is taking the cautious route with his 24-year-old shortstop. “Talked to the trainers last night,” Collins said. “We thought we’d give him one more day just as a precaution.
New York Daily News Jul 24, 2014
Mets Insider: Tejada hit in head, still flies

Mets Insider: Tejada hit in head, still flies

Ruben Tejada has a red spot on the left side of his forehead. He feels lucky that is all it is. The Mets shortstop was hit in the batting helmet by Taijuan Walker’s 94-mile per hour fastball in the fifth inning of the Mets’ 3-2 win over the Mariners at Safeco Field on Wednesday.
Newark Star-Ledger Jul 23, 2014

WATCH: Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada takes fastball off the helmet

He walks off after being knocked down by 94-mph fastball

Ruben Tejada Photos

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