Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:45:32 -0800
New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada is in a shortstop race with SS Wilmer Flores, but it appears manager Terry Collins is using it as a way to motivate Tejada. Collins said that Tejada needed to attend voluntary workouts before camp in order to be on the same footing as Flores. Tejada was working out in Port St. Lucie, Fla., in recent weeks before camp.
Fantasy Tip: Tejada is expected to win the shortstop job in camp, unless his performance drastically proves otherwise. There's really nothing to like about Tejada for fantasy purposes, though, aside from playing time. That makes him strictly an NL-only commodity.
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 11:30:24 -0800
New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada is expected to see most of his playing time when SP Jon Niese is on the mound, since Niese is known to be a ground-ball pitcher.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:30:30 -0800
New York Mets SS Wilmer Flores is set to be the team's starting shortstop heading into the 2015 season. The Mets shopped for upgrades at the position this offseason, but not much was available. The good news is that Flores had a slugging percentage of .514 with five home runs in his last 28 games. SS Ruben Tejada will likely be the primary backup at shortstop and second base.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:28:32 -0800
New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $1.88 million deal Friday, Jan. 16.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 13:10:14 -0800
The New York Mets will not use SS Ruben Tejada as competition for 2B Wilmer Flores at shortstop if the team doesn't add at that position via trade or free agency.
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 04:29:21 -0800
New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada will likely be tendered a contract for 2015 by the team, according to sources. Insiders on the team also believe OF Eric Young Jr. may be cut loose.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:27:28 -0700
New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada, who has had only two at-bats in the last nine games, is set to start a game during the weekend, according to manager Terry Collins. SS Wilmer Flores is making his ninth straight start at shortstop Friday, Aug. 15. Flores is batting .250 (8-for-32) with no extra-base hits, two RBIs and no walks since his audition at shortstop started.
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:27:28 -0700
New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada (head) went hitless in four at-bats in his return to the lineup Friday, July 25, against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:17:44 -0700
New York Mets SS Wilmer Flores will join the club in Milwaukee Thursday, July 24. A corresponding roster move will be announced at a later time.
Fantasy Tip: This probably has to do with Ruben Tejada's head injury from Wednesday. Flores is an NL-only add and someone worth a last-ditch roster spot in deep mixed games.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:53:46 -0700
Updating a previous report, New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada (head) was feeling "pretty good" after the game Wednesday, July 23, after being hit in the head by a pitch, according to manager Terry Collins. Team doctors said he had no concussion-like symptoms, and he will travel with the team. There is no call-up pending.
Fantasy Tip: If you're in an NL-only fantasy leagues which allows daily transactions, it is a good idea to reserve him. Tejada is likely to get the day off Thursday, regardless of how he feels.