• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Mets SS Ruben Tejada gets three hits in loss

    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.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Mets SS Ruben Tejada circles bases on inside-the-park homer

    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.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Mets SS Ruben Tejada extends hit streak to seven games

    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.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Mets SS Ruben Tejada blasts solo home run on Saturday

    Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada flashed some rare power on Saturday, as he launched a solo home run in the sixth inning of Saturday's 4-2 win over the Diamondbacks. The home run, his second of the season, was only hit of the game and it gave the Mets their final run of the afternoon. Tejada is batting .237 with two RBI over his last 10 ballgames.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Mets SS Ruben Tejada ties season high with three hits

    Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada tied a season high with three hits during an 8-0 win Sunday against the Dodgers. He has totaled three hits three times this season. Tejada had singles in the fourth, seventh and eighth innings. He drove in a run with his single in the seventh. Tejada, who had two runs and one strikeout Sunday, has multiple hits in two of his last three games. Since May 29, he is batting .252 with 10 doubles, nine RBI, 10 runs, eight walks, 24 strikeouts and one stolen base in 31 games.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Ruben Tejada returns to Mets' lineup on Saturday

    Mets third baseman Ruben Tejada is in the starting lineup for Saturday's game. Tejada was forced to leave Friday's game after being hit in the arm by a pitch in the fourth inning. X-rays were negative, but manager Terry Collins was considering giving Tejada a day off after Friday's game.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Mets' Ruben Tejada leaves Friday's game after HBP

    Mets infielder Ruben Tejada left Friday's game against the Reds after being hit by a pitch in the arm in the bottom of the fourth inning. Tejada, who started at third base on Friday, was replaced by Eric Campbell in the top of the fifth. The Mets are calling the injury a left elbow contusion. Tejada underwent X-Rays, which came back negative. He was 0 for 1 before departing. "He's pretty stiff right now," Mets manager Terry Collins said immediately after the game, per MLB.com. "That's why I took him out. He might need a day."

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Mets could shift Wilmer Flores to 2B, Ruben Tejada to SS

    The Mets have begun discussions about shifting Ruben Tejada to shortstop and Wilmer Flores to second base once Daniel Murphy returns from the disabled list, a team source told the New York Post. Murphy is expected to play third base with David Wright sidelined. "That would be the best defensive alignment," the source said. The Mets have been hesitant to move Flores because they don't want to break his confidence, according to the Post. However, the team believes he could handle the switch and move back to shortstop later in the season, if needed. Mets manager Terry Collins ackowledged the report Thursday and said moving Flores to second base is "a possibility." "I don't think that's a major shakeup," Collins said, per NJ.com. Tejada has been bouncing between second and third base while Murphy and Wright have been on the disabled list.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Mets' Ruben Tejada sits with ankle injury

    Mets infielder Ruben Tejada was not in Sunday's starting lineup due to an ankle problem, per Newsday. "The one thing you have to be careful of playing a guy like that," Collins said, per MLB.com, "[is] if he hits the base wrong, or if something happens and you've got to take him out in the third inning or so, you're in big trouble." Tejada started Saturday's game at shortstop and also played third base, where he had started the previous six games.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Ruben Tejada replaces Wilmer Flores at shortstop for Mets

    Ruben Tejada is in the starting lineup at shortstop for the Mets on Saturday. Tejada gets his eighth start at the position this season and first since June 6. He's started the last six games at third base. Tejada replaces Wilmer Flores at short.