Ruben Tejada RUMORS & NEWS

  • Cardinals sign Tejada to 1-year deal

    The Score "The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the signing of infielder Ruben Tejada to a 1-year contract. Tejada becomes the likely favorite to earn the Cardinals' starting shortstop job. St. Louis was in need of depth at the position after losing Jhonny Peralta for two-to-three months due to a thumb..." March 20

  • Cardinals GM praises addition of Tejada

    The Score "St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak had a serious void to fill on his roster after shortstop Jhonny Peralta tore a ligament in his left thumb earlier this spring, and he's thrilled about signing Ruben Tejada to hold the fort until the three-time All-Star returns from injury. "He..." March 19

  • Tejada rejected minors deal from Yankees

    The Score "Free-agent Shortstop Ruben Tejada has rejected a minor-league deal from the New York Yankees, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News. He's believed to have another big-league offer on the table from another club. Tejada, who was officially released Wednesday by the Mets,..." March 19

  • Alderson: Mets 'needed to' release Tejada

    The Score "New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson cited the team's glut of middle infielders as the impetus behind releasing Ruben Tejada on Wednesday. "If you assume that (Asdrubal) Cabrera's going to be healthy soon - which I think is definitely our assumption - then having both (Wilmer) Flores..." March 17

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    Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

    Ruben Tejada went unclaimed. The #Mets have released him.

  • Ruben Tejada released by Mets after clearing waivers

    New York Daily News "Ruben Tejada, beloved after having his leg broken in last year's playoffs, is a Met no more. The shortstop cleared waivers and was released by the Mets Wednesday afternoon. As the News reported first, the Mets came into spring training planning to cut ties with the 26-year old Panamanian,..." March 16

  • Ruben Tejada a potential trade target for Cardinals

    Amazin' Avenue "Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada may be on the trade block. Maria Guardado of suggests that the St. Louis Cardinals might be interested in the 26-year-old Panamanian. Cardinals everyday shortstop Jhonny Peralta tore a ligament in his thumb earlier this week, and is expected to miss the first two..." March 11

  • Mets' Ruben Tejada on Cardinals' radar?

    Newark Star-Ledger "St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta suffered the first major injury of spring training Saturday, tearing a ligament in his left thumb that is expected to sideline him for two to three months. As it stands, utility man Jedd Gyorko will be tasked with filling the Cardinals' shortstop..." March 09

  • Ruben Tejada faces uncertain Mets future as spring training gets under way

    New York Daily News "Ruben Tejada was written into baseball history this week with MLB announcing rule changes to protect middle infielders as a response to the brutal play that left him with a broken leg last October. But the shortstop’s future was still uncertain as of Friday. Tejada, a lightning rod for..." February 28

  • Mets' Ruben Tejada will be free agent a year early

    ESPN "New York Mets infielder Ruben Tejada will be eligible for free agency after the 2016 season, a year ahead of originally scheduled, the New York Post reported. Tejada originally was at four years, 171 days of major league service -- one day shy of a full five years. But the Mets reportedly have..." February 24

  • Ruben Tejada’s not over that Chase Utley dirty slide

    New York Post "Ruben Tejada is back on the field after suffering that terrible broken right leg as a result of Chase Utley’s late, hard slide in Game 2 of the NLDS on a defenseless Tejada. “I’d like to see the fielder be protected,’’ Tejada told The Post of the proposed rule change — The Utley Rule — which..." February 16

  • Mets Avoid Arbitration With Harvey, Tejada, Reed, Torres, Edgin

    Mets Merized Online "Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Mets have agreed to contracts with relievers Addison Reed for $5.3 million, Carlos Torres for $1.05 million, and Josh Edgin for $625,000, thus avoiding arbitration. Matt Ehalt of the Bergen Record adds hat the Mets have also settled with Matt Harvey..." January 15

  • Mets' Ruben Tejada says Chase Utley has to play game 'the right way'

    ESPN New York "Three weeks after a late slide from Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Chase Utley ended his postseason, New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada offered his first public comments on the play. "It was really late, but I can't do anything right now," Tejada said Saturday, before the Mets' 5-3 loss in..." November 01

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    Marc Carig @MarcCarig

    Tejada wil be ready for spring training. Boot comes off in a week.

  • Mets' Ruben Tejada: Won't need surgery for fractured right fibula

    CBS Sports "The Mets announced Monday afternoon that infielder Ruben Tejada, injured on a slide into second base by the Dodgers' Chase Utley in NLDS Game 2, won't need surgery to fix the non-displaced fractured fibula in his right leg. CBS MLB Insider Jon Heyman reports that Tejada instead will spend 6-8..." October 12

  • Chase Utley apologizes to Ruben Tejada via text to David Wright

    CBS Sports "Chase Utley of the Dodgers has apologized to infielder Ruben Tejada of the Mets for breaking Tejada's leg in Game 2 of the NLDS the night before, per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports on Sunday. Utley's hard slide into the general area of second base in the seventh inning Saturday night, as..." October 11

  • Mets' Ruben Tejada breaks leg on vicious Chase Utley takeout slide

    SB Nation "Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada was taken off the field on a cart with a broken leg after getting taken out by Chase Utley of the Dodgers on a play at second base in the seventh inning of Game 2 of their National League Division Series. With runners on the corners and the Mets leading 2-1, Howie..." October 11

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Ruben Tejada right back in lineup day after getting struck in left elbow with pitch. #mets

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    Mike Puma @NYPost_Mets

    Left elbow contusion for Tejada. X-rays were negative.

  • Mets’ Ruben Tejada responds to ex-teammate Jose Reyes’ criticism

    New York Daily News "Ruben Tejada has not talked to Jose Reyes in a while. But the struggling Mets shortstop said he might reach out to his former mentor after Reyes told a reporter that he was disappointed that Tejada had not taken the Mets’ starting shortstop job and run with it. “Every time I talk to him, I try..." March 01

  • Ruben Tejada’s spring just keeps getting worse

    New York Post "Terry Collins keeps putting Ruben Tejada on the field, despite the fact the shortstop was a disaster both offensively and defensively last season — something that hasn’t changed this spring. Although it’s certainly in part because Collins and the Mets have no real option — despite Wilmer..." March 14

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    Marc Carig @MarcCarig

    Ruben Tejada has apparently been scratched. Tight left hammy.

  • Beltran rips anonymous source who criticized Mets' Ruben Tejada

    Newark Star-Ledger "Carlos Beltran may be in a different New York uniform than the one he last wore in 2011, but he's just as mad about the source that ripped Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada this week. "Anonymous? Come on. Anonymous? Come forward, brother. If you have something to say, come forward and say it,"..." March 01

  • Mets pencil in Ruben Tejada as shortstop but keeping options open

    Newark Star-Ledger "This winter, Ruben Tejada spent nearly two months at a training facility in Michigan. Under pressure to shape up after a poor 2013 season and show a determination to win the Mets’ starting shortstop position, Tejada worked out in a new location, far from his native Panama. That fact has not been..." February 27

  • Frustrated with Tejada out of shape, Mets keep eyes on Drew

    New York Post "Ruben Tejada still isn’t working out for the Mets. Even though Tejada attended an offseason strength/conditioning and nutrition camp in Michigan, Mets management has not been overwhelmed by the shortstop’s “new’’ body. “He looks pretty much the same,’’ one source told The Post on..." February 25

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    New York Mets @Mets

    The Mets have avoided arbitration with Ruben Tejada, signing the shortstop to a one-year contract.

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    Mike Puma @NYPost_Mets

    Ruben Tejada is headed back to Michigan this month for his next phase of offseason conditioning. Went in November, and Mets were pleased.

  • J.P. Ricciardi says Mets are happy with Ruben Tejada at shortstop

    Hardball Talk "There’s been a lot of speculation this winter about free agent shortstop Stephen Drew potentially landing with the Mets, but the team has publicly thrown their support behind Ruben Tejada in recent weeks. Mets special assistant J.P. Ricciardi is the latest example, saying on WEEI’s “Hot Stove..." December 28

  • Ruben Tejada still considering filing grievance against Mets

    Newark Star-Ledger "Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada is still considering filing a grievance against the Mets for the timing of his promotion to the major leagues in September, according to a person with knowledge of Tejada’s thinking. The person requested anonymity because the discussions were to remain private. The..." December 03

  • Alderson: Tejada may end up '14 shortstop

    ESPN New York "Ruben Tejada sounds more and more like he might survive the winter as the Mets’ No. 1 shortstop. With Jhonny Peralta having signed with the St. Louis Cardinals on a four-year, $52 million deal that Sandy Alderson labeled surprising, the GM acknowledged the Mets do not have much in the way of..." November 26

  • Tejada, Duda attend fitness camp

    ESPN New York "Sandy Alderson revealed details Tuesday of a four-week fitness camp seven players from the Mets organization are attending this month near Ann Arbor, Mich. Alderson said the participants were Lucas Duda, Ruben Tejada, Wilmer Flores, 2013 first-round pick Dominic Smith and three other..." November 20

  • Ruben Tejada continues to progress from broken fibula

    Newsday "Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada continues to make progress in his recovery from a broken fibula in his right leg according to his representative at the Legacy Agency Chris Leible. Tejada who will turn 24 on Sunday remains on track to stay within his initial six-to-eight-week recovery window. He..." October 22

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    Marc Carig @MarcCarig

    Ruben Tejada's brutal year ends with a broken fibula. Unreal.

  • Ruben Tejada's season of struggles is over, breaks leg Wednesday

    New York Daily News "Ruben Tejada’s season ended Wednesday night when he broke his right leg chasing a fouled pop up in the ninthh inning of the Mets 5-4 win over the Giants at Citi Field. The Opening Day shortstop who was injured and demoted this season made the play stayed in for the final out of the inning but..." September 19

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    Jorge Castillo @jorgeccastillo

    Collins basically said unless there’s an injury Tejada & Valdespin won’t be back until Sept. No room. Said 6-man rotation is most important

  • Tejada gets Triple-A demotion

    New York Post "Ruben Tejada is officially demoted to the minors. The Mets announced during last night’s 7-6 loss to the Brewers that Tejada has completed his rehab assignment and been optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas. The shortstop was placed on the disabled list on May 30 with strained right quadriceps and..." July 07

  • Ruben Tejada could be headed to DL instead of Las Vegas

    New York Daily News "Ruben Tejada may have saved himself a trip to the minors Wednesday night because he could be heading to the disabled list instead. The Mets’ shortstop, who was told late Tuesday by team officials to pick up his game or pack his bags for Vegas, hurt his right quad in the ninth inning of the..." May 30

  • Ruben Tejada's stuggles overshadowed

    North Jersey "Ruben Tejada’s recent struggles at the plate have been overshadowed by the continuing saga of Ike Davis, but the Mets shortstop hadn’t been much better until Saturday’s regularly scheduled game against Atlanta. Tejada struck out in the first inning of the Mets’ 6-0 loss, extending his recent..." May 27

  • Mets sticking with Tejada despite throwing errors

    New York Post "No thinking allowed. That is David Wright’s advice for Ruben Tejada, as the Mets shortstop tries to shake a defensive slump in which he has committed six errors in 13 games. Maybe the costliest of those errors occurred in the nightcap of Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Rockies, when Tejada..." April 18

  • Mets’ Tejada must get into the swing

    New York Post "Terry Collins doesn’t care much for spring training stats. “You’ve got to be careful with March and September,” the Mets manager said yesterday, referring to spring training, as well as when rosters expand late in the season. That’s good news for Ruben Tejada. The shortstop has just four..." March 26

  • Mets view Tejada as a fixture at shortstop

    New York Post "When Jose Reyes signed his six-year, $106 million contract with the Marlins, it hardly seemed realistic to think Ruben Tejada would last longer with the Mets than Reyes would in Miami. And yet just a year later, Reyes was shipped to Toronto and Tejada remains the Mets’ starting..." March 09

  • Mets Tejada, Duda get a day off as manager Terry Collins wants to ease team into season

    New York Daily News "The Mets gave two important young players some time off, but hope both will return within days. Before Monday night’s game against Washington at Tradition Field, Terry Collins said that shortstop Ruben Tejada was suffering from a quadriceps injury, and left fielder Lucas Duda would miss a few..." February 26

  • Ruben Tejada has a strained quadriceps muscle "Ruben Tejada has a strained quadriceps muscle, according to the team’s beat reporters on Twitter. Tejada is expected to miss only a couple of games. " February 25

  • Mets Tejada, Santana linked by Latino heritage

    New York Post "Position players and pitchers exist as different species occupying the same terrain in baseball’s universe. Their routines and schedules only occasionally intersect, particularly in spring training. Here in Mets camp, though, shortstop Ruben Tejada and starting pitcher Johan Santana cross those..." February 20

  • Mets' Ruben Tejada a spring early bird

    Bergen Record "By some cosmic twist – or maybe just by coincidence – the two men gravitated toward each other. Before their cleats shared infield dirt for the first time this spring, Daniel Murphy walked into a Japanese restaurant and spotted his shortstop. Good second basemen know the location of their..." February 15

  • Mets SS Tejada plans to swing by camp early this time

    New York Post "Ruben Tejada doesn’t intend to again make the mistake of arriving on time for spring training. After irritating manager Terry Collins last year by waiting until the deadline for position players to report before arriving in camp, the Mets shortstop yesterday said he will be in Port St. Lucie on..." February 05