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11 Ruben Tejada 3B
Height/Weight: 5-11/198 | Birthdate: 10/27/1989 | Birthplace: Veraguas, Panama | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: New York | College: No College | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $514,701 | Owned/Started%: 3/2 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Ruben Tejada returns to Mets' lineup on Saturday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2015) Mets third baseman Ruben Tejada is in the starting lineup for Saturday's game. 

Tejada was forced to leave Friday's game after being hit in the arm by a pitch in the fourth inning. 

X-rays were negative, but manager Terry Collins was considering giving Tejada a day off after Friday's game. 


Mets' Ruben Tejada leaves Friday's game after HBP


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/26/2015) Mets infielder Ruben Tejada left Friday's game against the Reds after being hit by a pitch in the arm in the bottom of the fourth inning. Tejada, who started at third base on Friday, was replaced by Eric Campbell in the top of the fifth.

The Mets are calling the injury a left elbow contusion. Tejada underwent X-Rays, which came back negative. He was 0 for 1 before departing.

"He's pretty stiff right now," Mets manager Terry Collins said immediately after the game, per MLB.com. "That's why I took him out. He might need a day."


Mets could shift Wilmer Flores to 2B, Ruben Tejada to SS


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2015) The Mets have begun discussions about shifting Ruben Tejada to shortstop and Wilmer Flores to second base once Daniel Murphy returns from the disabled list, a team source told the New York Post. Murphy is expected to play third base with David Wright sidelined.

“That would be the best defensive alignment,” the source said.

The Mets have been hesitant to move Flores because they don't want to break his confidence, according to the Post. However, the team believes he could handle the switch and move back to shortstop later in the season, if needed.

Mets manager Terry Collins ackowledged the report Thursday and said moving Flores to second base is "a possibility." 

"I don't think that's a major shakeup," Collins said, per NJ.com.

Tejada has been bouncing between second and third base while Murphy and Wright have been on the disabled list.


Mets' Ruben Tejada sits with ankle injury


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2015) Mets infielder Ruben Tejada was not in Sunday's starting lineup due to an ankle problem, per Newsday.

"The one thing you have to be careful of playing a guy like that," Collins said, per MLB.com, "[is] if he hits the base wrong, or if something happens and you've got to take him out in the third inning or so, you're in big trouble."

Tejada started Saturday's game at shortstop and also played third base, where he had started the previous six games. 


Ruben Tejada replaces Wilmer Flores at shortstop for Mets


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2015) Ruben Tejada is in the starting lineup at shortstop for the Mets on Saturday. 

Tejada gets his eighth start at the position this season and first since June 6. He's started the last six games at third base.

Tejada replaces Wilmer Flores at short. 


Mets 2B Ruben Tejada (paternity leave) returns to lineup


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2015) The Mets will also second baseman Ruben Tejada back in the lineup on Sunday against the Braves after missing the past three games due to paternity leave. Tejada has been activated and will start.

Outfielder Michael Cuddyer is not in Sunday's starting lineup, though this appears to be a day off. Filling in for Cuddyer will be Darrell Ceciliani out in left field. 


Mets place Ruben Tejada on paternity leave


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2015) Mets infielder Ruben Tejada was placed on the paternity list Thursday. Tejada has started the last 12 games for the Mets, including five of the last six at second base.

Ruben Tejada starts second straight at second base for Mets


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2015) Mets infielder Ruben Tejada looks like he will get the first shot at replacing second baseman Daniel Murphy.

Murphy was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a quadriceps injury. Tejada is in the Mets' lineup on Friday at second base for the second consecutive game and seventh time this year. 

Prior to Thursday, Tejada had started six straight games at third base. Eric Campbell replaces him at third for Friday's game, cracking the lineup for the first time since May 26.

Terry Collins said that Tejada would stay at second base, and third would be split between Campbell and Danny Muno , per ESPN.


Mets' Curtis Granderson sits, Ruben Tejada leads off Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson is not in the starting lineup for Thursday's matchup with the Diamondbacks.

Granderson is taking a seat with the Mets facing lefty Robbie Ray, so John Mayberry will play right field and bat sixth on Thursday. Infielder Ruben Tejada will bat leadoff and move across the infield to play second base after seeing six straight starts as the third baseman and No. 2 hitter.

The Mets are road favorites (-135) in Arizona on Thursday, per VegasInsider.com.


Mets 3B Ruben Tejada goes 3 for 5 in loss to Padres


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) Mets third baseman Ruben Tejada etended his hitting streak to seven games in a row in Wednesday night's 7-3 loss to the Padres. 

Tejada went 3 for 5 with an RBI in the loss. Tejada was the only member of the Mets to record a multi-hit game. For Tejada, he's recorded two or more hits in five of his last six games. He's been on fire of late, batting .500 over his last five games. 

For the season, Tejada has a slash line of .310/.380/.451. 


Mets' Ruben Tejada racks up three hits in win Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Mets third baseman Ruben Tejada went 3 for 5 with a double and two runs scored in his team's 7-0 win over the Padres on Monday.

Tejada was batting second and serving as the starting third baseman for the fourth straight game, and he's been excellent in the role, going 8 for 17 with three doubles and four RBI. Manager Terry Collins said on Sunday that Tejada would continue to serve as the regular third baseman for now. The infielder has hit .274/.357/.419 with one home run and eight RBI in 62 at-bats.


Mets sticking with Ruben Tejada at third base for now


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Mets manager Terry Collins hasn't shown a ton of faith in Ruben Tejada so far this season, but on Sunday, he declared the usual shortstop his third baseman, for the time being, according to ESPN.com.

"Right now he is," Collins said. "He's earned it. He can do a lot of things when he's playing well. Right now, he's playing well."

Tejada went 1 for 4 at the plate on Sunday's win over the Marlins with a double and an RBI. 

"My problem with Ruben -- I used to think I could get a guy to step up a little," Collins said. "I'm 0-for-3 with him. For three years, we said, 'The [shortstop] job is yours, go get it.'

"He just didn't rise to the occasion."

Over the last six games, Tejada is hitting .357 with four RBI after dropping his season average under .200. 

"I'm really pleased," Collins said. "I'm extremely pleased. It's real promising. We needed someone to step in there and give us some offense."


Mets INF Ruben Tejada drives in three runs on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/30/2015) Mets infielder Ruben Tejada, starting at third base, had two more hits in Saturday's loss to the Marlins. Tejada went 2 for 4 with three RBI. He knocked a bases-clearing double in the fourth inning to tie the game at 5-5, though the Marlins went on to win 9-5.

Tejada now has five hits in his last four games, raising his batting average from .214 to .245 in that span. He should continue to get plenty of looks at third base while David Wright continues to recover from a back injury.

"Tejada is a solid player, and the last couple of days have shown what he can do," manager Terry Collins said, per MLB.com. "He has good at-bats, has great hands, got a great arm. There's no reason why he shouldn't be out there more."


Mets rest Kevin Plawecki, Eric Campbell on Sunday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki is not in the starting lineup on Sunday. 

Plawecki sits after four straight starts behind the plate. He's replaced by Anthony Recker, who gets his ninth start of the year. Recker will bat sixth. 

Third baseman Eric Campbell is also out of the lineup, after eight consecutive starts. He's replaced by Ruben Tejada, who will start at third for just the second time this year. He's hitting eighth. 


Mets INF Ruben Tejada hits first home run of 2015 on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/23/2015) Mets infielder Ruben Tejada launched his first home run of the season in Saturday's 8-2 loss to the Pirates. The home run was a solo shot in the eighth inning and was his first since the final day of the 2014 season. 

Tejada did not start the game on Saturday, but came in at shortstop as part of a double switch late in the game. 


Mets' Dilson Herrera a late scratch due to torn fingernail


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) Mets second baseman Dilson Herrera was a late scratch Friday night against Milwaukee due to torn fingernail, according to ESPN. Manager Terry Collins swapped Herrera with Ruben Tejada in the lineup.

Herrera is hitting .235 (8 for 34) with a home run, three RBI, two walks and nine strikeouts in 10 appearances.

New York is favored (-125) at home against Milwaukee, per VegasInsider.com.


Mets give Daniel Murphy the day off Thursday vs. Cubs


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/14/2015) Mets infielder Daniel Murphy was given the day off Thursday and is out of the starting lineup against the Cubs. He had started all but two of the Mets' games so far this season, but with a lefty on the mound, manager Terry Collins opted to give Murphy a breather. Murphy is hitting just .154 against left-handed pitching in 2015. 

In his place, Ruben Tejada will get the start at third base and bat eighth. This is the first appearance at the hot corner for Tejada, either in the big leagues or the minor leagues. He did get some reps at third during spring training, however. 

Dilson Herrera will make his second consecutive start at second base on Thursday.


Mets' Dilson Herrera, Kevin Plawecki out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Mets rookies Dilson Herrera and Kevin Plawecki are out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies.

Herrera has made seven straight starts at second base since joining the lineup but will get a breather Sunday, with Ruben Tejada taking his place. Plawecki has made five straight starts behind the plate, but Anthony Recker will catch Sunday.

The Mets are road favorites (-150) in Philadelphia.


Mets infielder Ruben Tejada earns start at second base on Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Mets infielder Ruben Tejada is battling his way back into the rotation in the infield. Saturday, Tejada made a beautiful stop at short, earning the respect of manager Terry Francona, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Collins said after the game Tejada made a great play by a good player and that ever since he lost his job, Tejada has never worked harder.

That hard work is paying off as Tejada will draw the start at second base on Sunday, his third start of the season at second.


Mets' Wilmer Flores not in lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores is not in the lineup for a second straight day Sunday against the Nationals.

Flores has started 21 of his team's 25 games at the shortstop position, but Ruben Tejada will get the call for a second straight day. Tejada was 1 for 3 Saturday but is just 4 for 21 with three walks and two doubles on the season, while Flores has hit .240/.278/.387 with three home runs and eight RBI in 75 at-bats. Flores has also committed errors in three straight starts.

"We're hoping a couple of days refreshes him and gets him back on track," manager Terry Collins said Sunday morning, per ESPN New York.

The Mets are favorites (-110) against the Nationals Sunday.


Curtis Granderson, Kevin Plawecki, Wilmer Flores out of Mets' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) The Mets gave several regulars a rest on Saturday. 

Right fielder Curtis Granderson, catcher Kevin Plawecki and shortstop Wilmer Flores are all out of the starting lineup. 

John Mayberry makes his third start of the year in right, batting leadoff. Ruben Tejada makes his fourth start at short, batting seventh. Luke Recker will catch and bat eighth. 


Mets' Curtis Granderson, Daniel Murphy out of the starting lineup


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson and second baseman Daniel Murphy are out of the starting lineup Wednesday against the Braves, the team announced. 

Granderson will be replaced by John Mayberry for a scheduled off day while Ruben Tejada will take Murphy's place and bat ninth. Tejada is hitting .281 with 23 RBI in his career against left-handed pitchers, as opposed to his .244 average against righties.

Mayberry is hitting .455 with three double and an RBI in 11 career at-bats against Braves pitcher Eric Stults. It will also be Mayberry's first ever start in the leadoff spot. The Mets are currently the favorites (-132) against Atlanta.


Mets' Michael Cuddyer, Wilmer Flores out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Mets left fielder Michael Cuddyer and shortstop Wilmer Flores are not in the starting lineup for Sunday's matchup with the Marlins.

It's just the second time on the bench this season for both players. Kirk Nieuwenhuis will bat seventh and play left field, while Ruben Tejada will bat eighth and play shortstop. The break for both starters comes even though the team is also off Monday.

"You've just got to understand that we've still got 150 to go, and we need those guys to stay as healthy as you can," manager Terry Collins said before the game, per ESPN New York.

The Mets are heavy favorites (-200) against the Marlins Sunday.


Mets' Juan Lagares leading off Sunday vs. Braves


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Mets center fielder Juan Lagares has been moved to the leadoff spot for Sunday's game against the Braves.

Lagares will get the leadoff role with Curtis Granderson being replaced by John Mayberry in Sunday's lineup. The Mets are also giving second baseman Daniel Murphy and catcher Travis d'Arnaud a break from starting Sunday, with Ruben Tejada and Anthony Recker set to start against the Braves.

Manager Terry Collins indicated that while Murphy is fatigued, "his legs are fine," ESPNNewYork.com reports. Tejada was initially set to start ahead of Wilmer Flores Sunday but instead will spell Murphy at second base.

The Mets are underdogs (+104) against the Braves Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.


Report: Mets to go with four-man bench; Eric Campbell likely snubbed


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) The Mets are expected to go with an eight-man bullpen and a four-man bench, snubbing Eric Campbell from an Opening Day roster spot, according to ESPN.

Campbell hit .255 (14 for 55) with six doubles, one triple, two home runs and nine RBI in 24 Grapefruit League games. The four-man bench will include Ruben Tejada, John Mayberry Jr., Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Anthony Recker.

Meanwhile, the eight-man bullpen will include Rafael Montero, Jeurys Familia, Jerry Blevins, Jenrry Mejia, Alex Torres, Carlos Torres, Sean Gilmartin, and Buddy Carlyle .