Ruben Tejada is out for the season

Posted: September 19, 2013 in News, Opinion
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By Steven InmanRuben Tejada, Andrew Brown

Ruben Tejada has a broken fibula in his right leg, and is out for the rest of the season.

Tejada injured his leg in a collision with Andrew Brown in shallow left field during the ninth inning of Wednesday’s 5-4 win over the Giants. He stayed in the game, but was replaced by a pinch hitter in the bottom of the inning.

Like Ike Davis, Ruben Tejada had a miserable year and is now done for the season with a tough injury. He didn’t hit even after being recalled from the minors last week and is highly unlikely to be the starting shortstop again going into next season.

Tejada is still just 23 so I don’t think he’s locked in to be the .210 or so hitter we saw this year but he doesn’t seem to be a favorite in the front office or with Terry Collins.

Tejada is not yet arbitration eligible so he will be back most likely in a utility job. The Mets will call up shortstop prospect Wilfredo Tovar to take Tejada’s spot on the roster. Like Tejada the question with the 22-year old Tovar have always been with the bat. He hit .263 with Double AA Binghamton.

  1. Michael Young says:

    Steve – That takes care of the slim chance that Tejada had to make the 25 man roster for 2014. The Mets fans mandate to Sandy Alderson is now as clear as it can possibly be. The Mets need a starting SS, first baseman, an outfielder that can execute with RISP, the BP to be twaeaked as it is or must be during every off season and a qulaity starting pitcher in case Matt Harvey’s rehab does not work out as currently planned. This is a long shopping list for a club that presumably only has about 50 million to spend for 2014. The Wilpons need to dig much deeper into there deep pockets and be much smarter and much more aggressive about filling the Mets needs than they have in the past including the years when the payroll was at 140 million per year. Again, this is NYC and this club as it now stands is an embarassment to its fans and to all of MLB. Once the Wilpons understand this and respond accordingly like Boston seems to consisently be able to do every year then we will field a club that we all can enjoy and be proud to wear the orange and blue if not on our backs then even more importantly in our heats and in our minds. Thanks, Mike

    • Steven Inman says:

      Mike when all is said and done I believe Ruben Tejada will be on this team next year, but I don’t think it will be as the starting shortstop.
      I have no problem with him backing up someone, heck the mets didn’t have a backup SS for most of the year.
      This team has been tough to watch for two plus months now, we all know it but what a crucial offseason ahead for Sandy and company.

      Good luck to him and let’s go Mets! Thanks again for the comment Mike!

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