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Ruben Tejada | Shortstop | #11

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/27/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 198
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / NYM
Contract: view contract details

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Ruben Tejada (leg) has shed his walking boot and is currently working out in his native Panama.
Tejada suffered a broken right fibula on a nasty takeout slide by Chase Utley during the postseason, but he's been out of the walking boot for a while now and could report to the Mets' complex in St. Lucie, Florida as soon as February 1. The 26-year-old recently avoided arbitration with the Mets by agreeing to a one-year, $3 million contract. Asdrubal Cabrera is now the starting shortstop, so Tejada is headed for backup middle infield duties in 2016. Jan 27 - 12:44 PM

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Mets and INF Ruben Tejada avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3 million contract.

Tejada was eligible for arbitration for a second time this winter. He batted .261/.338/.350 with three homers in 2015 and looks to be in line to serve as a utility infielder in 2016.
Jan 15 - 2:56 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Tuesday that Ruben Tejada and Wilmer Flores will compete in spring training for the shortstop job.

The Mets reportedly seriously considered non-tendering Tejada last month, but obviously he's still in their plans. It seems unlikely that the club will break camp with a true starter, as the offensive shortstop (Flores) and the defensive shortstop (Tejada) will likely share the position.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 07:05:00 PM

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets might non-tender Ruben Tejada.

Salary appears to be the main issue, as Tejada could make north of $3 million via arbitration this winter. In 360 regular season at-bats with the Mets in 2015, he hit .261/.338/.350. The 26-year-old shortstop infamously suffered a broken right leg on a late Chase Utley slide into second base during Game 2 of the NLDS against the Dodgers.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 09:06:00 PM

Ruben Tejada (leg) confirmed he'll be ready for spring training.

Tejada suffered a broken leg on a nasty takeout slide by Chase Utley earlier this postseason. He'll be out of his walking boot in a week. Tejada's replacement, Wilmer Flores, has gone hitless through his first 10 World Series at-bats.
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 05:33:00 PM

Ruben Tejada will not need surgery for the non-displaced fracture in his right fibula.

Tejada suffered the injury on a Chase Utley takeout slide in Game 2 of the NLDS on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium. He'll be in a cast for the next 6-8 weeks and should be recovered by spring training. Wilmer Flores has taken over as the Mets' starting shortstop and Matt Reynolds was added to the NLDS roster on Monday to provide middle infield depth.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 01:46:00 PM

Ruben Tejada (leg) has been pulled off the Mets' NLDS roster.

And minor league middle infielder Matt Reynolds has officially replaced him. Tejada suffered a fractured right fibula in Game 2 of the NLDS on Saturday when Chase Utley barreled into him at -- or rather beyond -- the second base bag. Wilmer Flores has taken over as the Mets' starting shortstop. Utley was suspended two games for the slide.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 11:33:00 AM

X-rays on Ruben Tejada's injured leg showed a fractured right fibula.

He was carted off in the seventh inning after getting undercut by Chase Utley on a controversial slide at second base. Obviously, Tejada will be sidelined for the remainder of the postseason. Wilmer Flores will take over at shortstop.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 12:35:00 AM

Ruben Tejada was carted off in the seventh inning after suffering a right leg injury in Game 2 of the NLDS against the Dodgers on Saturday.

Wilmer Flores took his place at shortstop. Tejada suffered the injury on a vicious slide by Chase Utley that would have earned him a red card in soccer. We'll wait to hear the extent of the injury but it didn't look good. Tejada struck out in both of his at-bats Saturday.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 12:02:00 AM

Ruben Tejada is starting at shortstop and batting eighth in Game 1 of the NLDS versus the Dodgers.

Wilmer Flores has been battling strep throat of late, and while he's available off the bench, the Mets are going with the stronger defender at shortstop in Tejada. Also noteworthy is that Michael Cuddyer is in left field over Michael Conforto, as expected, versus lefty Clayton Kershaw.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 05:09:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Saturday that Ruben Tejada would likely be his starter at shortstop for Game 1 of the NLDS against the Dodgers.

While Wilmer Flores offers much more offensively, Tejada is the more sure-handed fielder and runs should be at a premium with Clayton Kershaw on the hill for the Dodgers. Flores has also been dealing with strep throat in recent days though, and his health may prelude him from playing a major role early in October.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 10:57:00 AM

Ruben Tejada enjoyed a four-RBI night as the Mets topped the Phillies on Wednesday.

Tejada hit what turned out to be an inside-the-park home run when Domonic Brown misplayed a fly ball down the right field line and injured himself in the second inning. Tejada added an RBI ground out in the fifth and an RBI single in the seventh. The shortstop is hitting .257/.336/.350 with three home runs, 24 RBI, and 31 runs scored.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 10:12:00 PM

Ruben Tejada had an RBI single and two walks in four trips to the plate as the Mets earned a 4-0 win versus the Rockies on Tuesday.

Tejada broke a scoreless tie in the sixth inning with an RBI single. He drew a walk and later scored in a three-run eighth inning as well. Relative to expectations, Tejada has been adequate at the plate, batting .260/.336/.351 with two home runs and 21 RBI.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 10:09:00 PM

Ruben Tejada went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in a win over the Marlins on Tuesday.

Tejada's RBI single in the sixth inning tied the score, and the Mets eventually won the game. The RBI was just his second since July 21 and 20th overall. The light-hitting shortstop is batting .255/.322/.341 overall.
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 10:45:00 PM

Ruben Tejada drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly Sunday in the Mets' 3-1 18-inning win over the Cardinals.

Wilmer Flores and Curtis Granderson hit back-to-back singles to open the top of the 18th and Kevin Plawecki loaded the bases with no outs when he reached on a Carlos Martinez fielding error. That's when Tejada launched a ball near the warning track in right field to score Flores from third and put the Mets on top. Eric Campbell followed with a successful squeeze bunt to push the New York lead to two. Tejada finished the marathon win 3-for-6 with two walks.
Sun, Jul 19, 2015 08:18:00 PM

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C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Johnny Monell
4Raywilly Gomez
1B1Lucas Duda
2Marc Krauss
2B1Neil Walker
2Dilson Herrera
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Wilmer Flores
3Ruben Tejada
4Matt Reynolds
3B1David Wright
2Eric Campbell
3Ty Kelly
LF1Michael Conforto
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2Juan Lagares
3Alejandro De Aza
4Brandon Nimmo
RF1Curtis Granderson
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8Logan Verrett
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4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
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