Saturday, August 31, 2013
Mets News: Ruben Tejada going back to shortstop full-time?
Once Ruben Tejada returns to the major league roster in September, the exiled shortstop will see regular action over Omar Quintanilla, Terry Collins said.
"He's going to play quite a bit when he gets here," Collins said. "We've got to find out what's going on. And we'd like to see how he handles some things right now, too, because I know he's probably saying to himself, 'I've got something to prove.'"
Collins said he has "no idea" whether Tejada's call-up would wait until Triple-A Las Vegas is entirely done with its playoffs. The 51s lead their division by two games over Sacramento with four regular-season games remaining and can clinch a postseason berth tonight because they have the tiebreaker.
Tejada has lifted his average to .295 with 23 RBIs and a .347 on-base percentage in 227 Pacific Coast League at-bats. He produced his first homer Thursday.