Tejada (fractured right fibula) might get non-tendered by the Mets, ESPN New York reports. Tejada made $1.88 million in 2015 and could earn $3 million if he goes to arbitration. New York may be reluctant to pay that much to a backup shortstop, who has broken his fibula twice. However, Tejada is coming off a rebound campaign and $3 million isn't way above the norm for a back up middle infielder, so a call on his status may not come until right before the arb deadline.
Tejada (leg) will not need to undergo surgery, Mike Vorkunov of NJ.com reports. Tejada suffered a non-displaced fractured right fibula as a result of a hard slide by Chase Utley in Game 2 of the NLDS. Not needing surgery is definitely an encouraging sign, and the club is hopeful that he'll be ready in time for the start of next season.
Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada went 3 for 3 with an RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Braves. The second-half version of Tejada has shown a drastically better batting eye -- he owns a 19:20 BB:K -- and been rewarded for it with a .313 batting average over 147 at-bats. There's still no power or speed in the profile, though, so Tejada's fantasy utility largely remains limited to NL-only formats.
Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada has just 10 lifetime home runs. Nine have left the yard. The one that didn't helped his team beat Philadelphia on Wednesday night. His inside-the-park sprint around the bases in the second inning gave New York a 3-0 lead and jump-started what turned out to be a rout. Tejada also drove in runs with a single and groundout later in the game.
In Sunday's marathon of a game against the Cardinals, Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada went 3 for 6 with a double, two walks and a RBI. With the three-hit outing, Tejada extended his current hit streak to seven games. Over that stretch, he is hitting .367 with 11 hits, two doubles, a home run and four RBI.
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