Ruben Tejada indicated he felt "a little bit tight" in his left hamstring while taking groundballs before Sunday's Grapefruit League game. He then decided it was better to report it to the Mets rather than try to play through the issue.
Tejada was scratched from the game at Roger Dean Stadium against the St. Louis Cardinals.
He noted that missing a couple of days now as a precaution would be better than suffering a strain that could cost him a few weeks of spring training as he tries to convince Mets brass he merits being the regular shortstop.
"It's better to say something before something bad," Tejada said. "... That's why I said something, because I don't want to miss two or three weeks with something."
Tejada will not play in Monday's game against Atlanta, either.