Mets to place Ruben Tejada on disabled list with quad injury

A quad injury sent Ruben Tejada to the disabled list.
A quad injury sent Ruben Tejada to the disabled list. (USATSI)

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The New York Mets have placed shortstop Ruben Tejada on the disabled list with a quad injury, the club announced Thursday.

Tejada, 23, has had a pretty awful year to this point. He's hitting .209/.267/.262 with two stolen bases and 18 runs scored in 204 plate appearances. He was actually in danger of being demoted to Triple-A, though he was reportedly spared after the Mets' rally against Mariano Rivera and the Yankees Tuesday.

In a corresponding move, Omar Quintanilla is headed to the Mets -- likely to be the everyday shortstop. The 31-year-old infielder has a career .220/.279/.302 line with only three career stolen bases in 292 games. He's hitting .333/.419/.484 with nine doubles, two triples, two homers and 18 RBI for Triple-A Las Vegas, but that's a notorious hitter's haven within the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League.

As the Mets needed room on the 40-man roster for Quintanilla, they have moved reliever Frank Francisco to the 60-day disabled list.

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