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Ruben Tejada | Third Baseman

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/27/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 198
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Ruben Tejada (elbow) is in the Mets starting lineup on Saturday.
Tejada was removed from Friday's game after being hit by a pitch and sustaining a left elbow contusion. He is once again at the hot corner and batting second for the Mets on Saturday. Jun 27 - 12:19 PM

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Ruben Tejada was diagnosed with a left elbow contusion after X-rays came back negative on Friday.

Tejada was removed from Friday's game after being hit by a pitch and the Mets wanted to rule out any serious injury. He's considered day-to-day and should return at some point over the weekend.
Jun 26 - 8:51 PM

Ruben Tejada was removed from Friday's game against the Reds after getting hit by a pitch on his left arm.

Tejada will head for X-rays to determine the extent of the injury. The Mets should have an update on his status after the game. Eric Campbell took his place at third base.
Jun 26 - 8:46 PM

Ruben Tejada (ankle) struck out twice in four hitless at-bats in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

Tejada missed one start after sprained his ankle on Saturday, but he was fine after the off day Monday. The infielder sports a .262/.336/.377 batting line this season.
Jun 24 - 9:26 AM

Ruben Tejada (ankle) is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

Tejada tweaked his ankle when he was slid into at third base Saturday. He finished that game, but the Mets will give him some rest Sunday. Eric Campbell is at third base.
Jun 21 - 2:12 PM

Ruben Tejada went 2-for-4 with a run scored Friday against the Braves.

Tejada was red-hot for a while, but this was his first multi-hit game since June 3. He's likely headed to the bench when Daniel Murphy comes back from the disabled list next week.
Jun 19 - 10:28 PM

Mets activated INF Ruben Tejada from the paternity leave list.

He'd been away for a few days in order to attend the birth of his new baby girl. Tejada is starting at third base Sunday.
Jun 14 - 10:20 AM

Mets placed INF Ruben Tejada on the paternity leave list.

Tejada's significant other gave birth to a baby girl on Thursday morning, so he'll be given a couple days off to be with his family. The 25-year-old infielder is batting .269/.349/.376 with one home run and 10 RBI in 31 games played this season for the Mets.
Jun 11 - 1:07 PM

Ruben Tejada is hitting leadoff for the Mets on Thursday.

With Curtis Granderson taking a seat against a lefty, the hot-hitting Tejada gets elevated to a premium lineup spot. He's worth a look as a cheap option in DFS on Thursday.
Jun 4 - 6:28 PM

Ruben Tejada had three hits and scored twice in five at-bats as the Mets took down the Padres on Monday.

Tejada now has three multi-hit games out of his last four. He doubled and scored in the first inning, then singled and scored in the fifth. Tejada was recently anointed the club's regular third baseman by manager Terry Collins. He has good job security as long as David Wright is out and he's hitting. Tejada is batting .274/.357/.419 with eight RBI and nine runs scored in 70 plate appearances.
Jun 2 - 12:44 AM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Sunday that he'll use Ruben Tejada as the team's primary third baseman for the time being.

The Mets have been struggling for stability at the position since David Wright went down, and with Tejada swinging a hot stick at the moment he'll get a chance to be in the lineup everyday. He could be worth a look as a middle infield option in NL-only or deeper mixed leagues.
May 31 - 4:13 PM

Ruben Tejada finished 1-for-4 with an RBI double in Sunday's win against the Marlins.

Tejada broke a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the seventh inning with an RBI double to left-center. The three-game set against the Marlins, in which he went 5-for-13, rejuvenated Tejada's bat, raising his OPS from .641 to .724. He still doesn't have any fantasy value, however.
May 31 - 3:58 PM

Ruben Tejada went 2-for-4 with three RBI in Saturday's loss to the Marlins.

Tejada stepped up against Tom Koehler in the fourth with the bases loaded. He proceeded to unload them, doubling to center to tie the game at 5-5. The Mets wouldn't find much traction moving forward, though, ultimately losing 9-5 to the Marlins. Tejada is hitting .245/.344/.377 with a homer and seven RBI over 53 at-bats this season. He's not a relevant fantasy piece.
May 30 - 7:32 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Sunday that Ruben Tejada will be given multiple starts at third base.

Eric Campbell has really struggled at the hot corner, so the Mets will give Tejada a long look at the position. With David Wright (back) looking like he'll be sidelined for a while long, Tejada could settle into the position for a while if he plays well.
May 24 - 10:47 AM

Ruben Tejada went 1-for-4 with a three-run double as the Mets escaped with a win over the Marlins on Sunday.

Tejada struck the big blow in the Mets' seven-run fourth inning, clearing the bases with a double to chase Tom Koehler from the game. It was only Tejada's third start of the season. He'll still mostly be relegated to the bench despite the recent injury to third baseman David Wright.
Apr 19 - 4:04 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Dilson Herrera
3Ruben Tejada
SS1Wilmer Flores
3B1David Wright
2Eric Campbell
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Cesar Puello
CF1Juan Lagares
2Darrell Ceciliani
RF1Curtis Granderson
2John Mayberry
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Noah Syndergaard
6Steven Matz
7Rafael Montero
8Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Jenrry Mejia
3Carlos Torres
4Alex Torres
5Bobby Parnell
6Jerry Blevins
7Buddy Carlyle
8Sean Gilmartin
9Hansel Robles
10Erik Goeddel
11Jack Leathersich
12Josh Edgin
13Logan Verrett