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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Mets News: Mets make it official, Tejada DL, Quintanilla up to play short

Mets News:

Ruben Tejada officially has landed on the disabled list with a right quadriceps strain. Omar Quintanilla has been promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas and will be active for Thursday's Subway Series finale in the Bronx.

Tejada suffered the injury pursuing a foul ball during the ninth inning of Wednesday’s game at Yankee Stadium. He departed with one out remaining.

He spent seven weeks on the DL last season with a strained right quadriceps.

Tejada is hitting .209 with 10 RBIs in 187 at-bats this season and has shown fielding lapses.

Quintanilla is hitting .413 with one homer, 10 RBIs and 10 walks this month with Las Vegas.

The lefty-hitting Quintanilla primarily has played in a platoon at shortstop in Triple-A. Collins similarly could employ a platoon with righty-hitting Justin Turner with the Mets.

The Mets shifted Frank Francisco to the 60-day DL to open a 40-man roster spot for Quintanilla.

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