Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:41:42 -0800
New York Mets manager Terry Collins is confident in using SS Ruben Tejada as the starting shortstop entering next season. Tejada recently traveled to Michigan to do a nutrition and conditioning camp, and he plans to return next month. The Mets could sign a veteran shortstop to mentor Tejada at the position, but he's likely to enter as the starter.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:18:29 -0800
New York Mets OF Eric Young Jr. will receive consideration to start at second base if the team trades 2B Daniel Murphy this winter. INFs Wilmer Flores and Ruben Tejada will also be considered if they have an opening at the keystone.
Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:12:20 -0800
New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada may return next year as the starting shortstop. General manager Sandy Alderson said there isn't much attractive at the position on the open market, although a trade was always a possibility. Tejada hit just .202 in 208 at-bats before being sent to the minors last year.
Tue, 26 Nov 2013 14:13:22 -0800
New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada (fibula) has been cleared for full activities after fracturing his fibula late last season.
Tue, 19 Nov 2013 14:55:58 -0800
New York Mets OF Lucas Duda, SS Ruben Tejada, 2B Wilmer Flores and 1B Dominic Smith, among others, were attending the team's four-week voluntary fitness camp.
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 07:30:45 -0800
New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada is contemplating filing a grievance against the Mets accusing the team of shorting him one day of service time that would have allowed him to become a free agent after the 2016 season instead of 2017, two sources with knowledge of the situation said.
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:20:47 -0800
The New York Mets conducted a secret meeting with free-agent SS Jhonny Peralta (Tigers) during the GM meetings this week, according to league sources. Peralta hit .303 with 11 home runs and 55 RBIs last season. Free-agent SS Stephen Drew (Red Sox) is another shortstop the Mets are interested in, and they're still evaluating SS Ruben Tejada.
Wed, 06 Nov 2013 01:08:02 -0800
Facing unhappiness with its own shortstop, Ruben Tejada, the New York Mets have contacted free-agent SS Rafael Furcal (Cardinals). As many as five or six teams have expressed interest in Furcal, who missed most of the season with elbow surgery.
Wed, 18 Sep 2013 21:49:27 -0700
New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada (fibula) suffered a broken right fibula in the game Wednesday, Sept. 18, against the San Francisco Giants and he is out for the remainder of the season.
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 16:06:35 -0700
New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada will be the primary shortstop for the remainder of the season after being called up from the minors, although he won't start Tuesday, Sept. 10. The team is likely to explore other options at shortstop this offseason, though, and Tejada will be arbitration-eligible for the first time with a salary less than $1 million in 2014. Tejada hit .288 with two home runs and 24 RBIs in 269 plate appearances for Triple-A Buffalo this year.
Fantasy Tip: The club was disappointed with Tejada's work ethic this year, so he'll have to prove himself in the final few weeks in order to stick around. He's an option in NL-only leagues only, and Omar Quintanilla loses any little value he had.