Mets to place Ruben Tejada on disabled list with quad injury
Struggling Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada avoided a demotion recently, but now he's bound for the disabled list.
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.
Marcell Ozuna figures to be the next Marlins star on the move
Several relievers have signed in the last two days
Several teams are interested in the switch-hitting first baseman
Neshek and the Phillies are closing on a two-year contract
And the team that first drafted Cole is interested
This scout was SUPER into Jeter