Ruben Tejada to DL, Omar Quintanilla called up

Posted: May 30, 2013 in News, Opinion
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By Steven InmanimagesCADQ3WP8

According to Jon Heyman, the Mets are set to place SS Ruben Tejada on the 15 day DL with an injured quad. Tejada had left last night’s win vs. the Yankees with an apparent injury. The Mets have called up Omar Quintanilla from Las Vegas to take his place.

The Mets will also have to make a 40 man roster move in this transaction.

Quintanilla did a nice job filling in for Tejada last year when Ruben got hurt. Quintanilla is a steady glove and was hitting well in the hitter friendly pacific coast league.  Expect Omar to play everyday.

With the way Tejada was hitting, Quintanilla will feel like an upgrade to Mets fans. Tejada was on the verge of being demoted after another puzzling game in the field.

I thought Quintanilla should have made the team out of spring training as the team didn’t actually have a backup shortstop on the roster.

The interesting thing is, they never were even punished for it as they never really gave Tejada a day off.  Hopefully some time off will do Ruben some good as they will need his defense and his old two strike approach if they want to climb back into this race.

UPDATE 11:25 a.m: The move is now official. To make room on the 40-man roster for Quintanilla, the Mets moved RP Frank Francisco to the 60-day DL.

  1. Michael Young says:

    Steve – Good move. Hopefully Tejada will regain his form and hopefully the Mets are able to finish off the NYY as they then fly into Miami pumped up and ready to keep a winning mojo going. If Gee can go seven without imploding tonight then the Mets will have to decide what to do next either bring up Wheeler and demote Gee to the BP as a long man and spot starter or keep Wheeler in AAA waiting for his shot at the majors. If Gee goes to the BP and Wheeler is brought up anyway, then who goes down to make room for Wheeler? Mike

    • Steven Inman says:

      Yeah Mike that’s an optimistic angle, but I’m not confident Gee is going to be able to keep these Yankee lefties in the ballpark tonight. Maybe the Mets get to Nuno like they did to Phelps yesterday and it won’t matter but I’m not feeling too confident about it. I wrote about it earlier this week, I believe Gee is the odd man out for Wheeler.
      As for the Marlins the Mets face them 6 of their next nine games. The Marlins are 13-40 and if the Mets want to get back in this race, they have to take care of inferior teams. Thanks for the comment Mike and if you have any other questions or ideas for new posts here on BrokeMets you know where to write them.

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