Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:25:52 -0800
New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada (hamstring) received at-bats in an intrasquad game Thursday, March 6, and said he is ready to play in the spring game Friday, March 7.
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:36:31 -0800
New York Mets 1B Ike Davis (calves), SS Ruben Tejada (hamstring) and OF Eric Young Jr. (side) are all expected to play Tuesday, March 4.
Sun, 02 Mar 2014 19:45:49 -0800
New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada (hamstring) was scratched from the starting lineup Sunday, March 2, because of a left hamstring issue.
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:07:46 -0800
A New York Mets team official said 2B Wilmer Flores will see a legitimate look at shortstop in spring training as a competitor to SS Ruben Tejada. Some in the industry don't think Flores has the first-step quickness to succeed at short, but the Mets will give him a chance to show what he's got in spring games. New York also continues to consider trading for Seattle Mariners SS Nick Franklin, but they won't give up elite pitching prospects such as SPs Noah Syndergaard or Rafael Montero.
"At this moment Ruben Tejada is the shortstop here," manager Terry Collins said. "We've got to be patient with him. Certainly we're going to get him a number of at-bats this spring. He's been told that. And we'll see how he plays. We don't have a lot of options. He's our main guy right now." Collins wants to see more line drives from Tejada and wants to see some range at shortstop.
Fantasy Tip: The fact that New York is considering Flores at the 6 shows their lack in faith offensively in Tejada. They may prefer a below-average defender in favor of some offense.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:44:46 -0800
The New York Mets aren't overly impressed with the shape that SS Ruben Tejada arrived in despite attending a strength/conditioning and nutrition camp in the offseason. As a result, the Mets remain interested in signing free-agent SS Stephen Drew (Red Sox), according to two sources. They are also showing interest in trading for Seattle Mariners SS Nick Franklin. The Mets have reportedly offered one year and $9.5 million to Drew. Tejada appears a little slimmer than last year, but he isn't moving any better on the field.
Fantasy Tip: The only reason Tejada is draftable in NL-only leagues right now is because there is no competition for his job. If the Mets were to add Drew or Franklin, rest assured that Tejada would be on the outside looking in.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:19:30 -0800
New York Mets OF Chris B. Young made it clear that he prefers to play center field. If OF Juan Lagares is the starter in center, it would likely push Young to left field. If OF Eric Young Jr. isn't the team's leadoff hitter, SS Ruben Tejada and Young are alternatives.
Sun, 16 Feb 2014 18:27:09 -0800
New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada reported to camp early Sunday, Feb. 16, after spending more than eight weeks at a conditioning camp in Michigan. The team is not close to a deal with free-agent SS Stephen Drew (Red Sox), and intend to go with Tejada as their starting shortstop.
Sun, 16 Feb 2014 18:26:35 -0800
The New York Mets are no closer to a deal with free-agent SS Stephen Drew (Red Sox). According to a source, a significant gap remains in terms of both years and money. For now, the team intends to go with SS Ruben Tejada at the shortstop position.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 14:29:04 -0800
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson indicated that the team is content heading into spring training with SS Ruben Tejada as their starting shortstop, and there doesn't seem to be any external candidate that would be brought in to challenge Tejada. "I think given the realistic opportunities at this point, we're happy as of the first day of spring training," Alderson said about the shortstop position. "That obviously could change over time, during the course of spring training games and what have you. But I'm optimistic we're going to see a little bit different Tejada going into this season."
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 20:09:13 -0800
The New York Mets and SS Ruben Tejada avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.1 million contract Wednesday, Jan. 15, according to a source. Tejada's salary is more than doubled from last season when he pulled down $514,701.