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Ruben Tejada | Shortstop

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 (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." Jul 24 - 8:20 PM

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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.
Jul 24 - 4:52 PM

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.
Jul 23 - 7:04 PM

Ruben Tejada left Wednesday's game against the Mariners after taking a Taijuan Walker pitch to the head.

The ball hit the front of Tejada's helmet and knocked it off. He was able to walk off the field under his own power, but the Mets will surely run concussion tests.
Jul 23 - 5:05 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Saturday he's considering using Ruben Tejada in the leadoff spot going forward.

Matt den Dekker batted leadoff on Saturday, but Tejada has entered the conversation with his hot hitting of late. The shortstop is 14-for-33 (.424) since he was held out of three straight games in mid-May. It'd be a nice boost in runs scored for owners in NL-only leagues, but he's still a speculative play in any mixed leagues despite the good stretch.
Jun 7 - 7:33 PM

Ruben Tejada went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Cubs.

Tejada set a career-high with his second home run of the season -- the other coming on June 1 -- and the fourth of his five-year career. The blast occurred in the fourth inning off of Edwin Jackson, which staked the Mets to a 4-2 lead at the time. Tejada is slashing .228/.348/.309 in 163 plate appearances this season.
Jun 4 - 11:47 PM

Ruben Tejada went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and two walks in Saturday's 14-inning win over the Phillies.

The solo shot was his first home run since August 1, 2012. Tejada went 611 plate appearances between home runs, giving him the longest active streak in the majors. Of course, the Phillies' Ben Revere had the longest before he went deep last Tuesday. With Revere and Tejada off the board, John Baker now has the longest homerless streak in the majors.
Jun 1 - 11:42 AM

Ruben Tejada went 2-for-2 with a double, two walks, and a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

Tuesday marked just the eighth time in his career that Tejada had reached base four times on any combination of hits and walks, and only two of those eight games also included a stolen base. Tejada also got his average back over the Mendoza line with the effort, now slashing a meager .209/.331/.252.
May 27 - 11:12 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins confirmed Saturday that Ruben Tejada is still the team's starting shortstop.

It had been expected that Wilmer Flores would get an opportunity to be the everyday shortstop once recalled from Triple-A, but that simply hasn't and won't be the case. Collins prefers Tejada's tremendous glovework and has been impressed by what he's done at the plate lately as well. It's a disappointing development for fantasy owners who were hoping to capitalize on Flores' offensive potential.
May 17 - 2:57 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Tuesday that Ruben Tejada "has earned his way back into the lineup."

Wilmer Flores started two games in a row at shortstop after being recalled over the weekend, but Tejada has responded to the pressure with four hits, three walks and a couple RBI over the last three nights. Although Tejada is certainly the better option defensively at short, fantasy owners were selfishly hoping Flores could run away with the job since he's much better with the bat.
May 13 - 11:41 PM

Ruben Tejada went 2-for-4 with a walk-off single in Sunday's win over the Phillies.

With the bases loaded and one out, Tejada lined a single past a drawn-in infield to give the Mets an 11-inning win. The hits were Tejada's first in May as Wilmer Flores has threatened to take his job in recent days, and the shortstop is still batting just .195 on the year.
May 11 - 6:25 PM

Ruben Tejada was hitless in his two at-bats in Wednesday's loss to the Marlins.

He's now without a base hit in his last four games to drop his season line to a sickly .183/.302/.207. Tejada simply belongs nowhere near a fantasy lineup.
May 7 - 3:29 PM

Ruben Tejada went 0-for-3 with a walk on Friday against the Rockies and is hitting just .200 through 26 games.

Tejada has 13 walks and a .318 on-base percentage, but that's not as impressive as it looks. Hitting No. 8 in front of the pitcher, five of the walks are intentional. If Tejada continues to struggle, it will be interesting to see if the Mets give Wilmer Flores a chance at shortstop, even with all the doubts about his range. Flores jammed his finger in a game with Triple-A Las Vegas over the weekend, but he managed to avoid a fracture.
May 3 - 12:02 AM

Ruben Tejada went 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored against the Braves on Tuesday.

The shortstop had a hand in all three of the Mets' scoring innings, as he came in on a wild pitch in the third and singled in runs in the seventh and eighth. The two-hit night moved his average to .286 (6-for-21) to start the year.
Apr 8 - 10:34 PM

Ruben Tejada went 3-for-3 with a double in the Mets' 7-6 win over the Braves on Thursday.

Anthony Recker hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to win it for the Mets. Tejada's strong showing was much-needed; he raised his average from .120 to .217 on the day. Despite his struggles both offensively and defensively this spring, he will be the Mets' starting shortstop.
Mar 20 - 5:08 PM

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C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
3Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2Eric Campbell
3Brandon Allen
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1David Wright
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Matt den Dekker
3Kirk Nieuwenhuis
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Michael Cuddyer
2John Mayberry
3Alex Castellanos
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S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jacob deGrom
6Matt Harvey
7Rafael Montero
8Noah Syndergaard
9Cory Mazzoni
Relief Pitcher
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Bobby Parnell
7Erik Goeddel
8Dario Alvarez
9Akeel Morris
10Jack Leathersich
11Scott Rice