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Ruben Tejada

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Cardinals | Matt Carpenter on the bench

Wed, 04 May 2016 14:58:36 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter is not in the starting lineup against Philadelphia Phillies SP Adam Morgan Wednesday, May 4. SS Ruben Tejada will start at third base and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Tejada has gone 2-for-9 over the last seven days and hitting only .188 this season. He posted decent numbers against left-handed pitchers last season but is not a strong option for most owners.

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Cardinals | Aledmys Diaz sitting out

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 08:53:39 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SS Aledmys Diaz is not in the starting lineup against Washington Nationals SP Joe Ross Saturday, April 30. SS Ruben Tejada will start at shortstop and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Tejada has only one hit in his last eight at-bats and is batting only .167 this season. Owners should be able to find better options to use in their lineups.

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Cardinals | Brandon Moss out of the lineup

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:57:08 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Brandon Moss is not in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Patrick Corbin Wednesday, April 27. 3B Matt Carpenter will start in first base, while SS Ruben Tejada will start at third base and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Tejada is hitting only .143 in his limited playing time this season and should be avoided in all leagues.

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Cardinals | Matt Adams, Ruben Tejada in lineup

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 15:58:44 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams and SS Ruben Tejada are in the starting lineup facing San Diego Padres SP Andrew Cashner Friday, April 22. Adams is hitting cleanup and Tejada is hitting eighth. OF Jeremy Hazelbaker and SS Aledmys Diaz are the odd-men out.

Fantasy Tip: After hot starts, Hazelbaker and Diaz could see spotty playing time moving forward unless an injury opens up more time. Tejada is more of a defensive option and should only be owned in deep NL-only leagues. Adams has five hits (one homer and two doubles) in his last six games and figures to platoon at first with Matt Holliday and Brandon Moss. Against Cashner this evening, Adams is certainly worth investing in in daily leagues.

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Cardinals | Three Cards regulars sitting

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:11:41 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Brandon Moss, OF Stephen Piscotty and SS Aledmys Diaz are not in the starting lineup Tuesday, April 19. 1B Matt Adams is at first base and hitting cleanup, OF Jeremy Hazelbaker draws another start in right field and is in the two-hole, and SS Ruben Tejada is starting at shortstop and batting eighth against Chicago Cubs SP Jason Hammel.

Fantasy Tip: Adams draws and can become an under-the-radar sleeper against a right-hander Tuesday in daily contests. He had all five of his long balls against righties last year. Hazelbaker has cooled off a bit but still has value in all fantasy formats as long as he's playing. Tejada is a low-end shortstop option who will steal playing time away from Diaz after coming off the DL yesterday.

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Cardinals | Aledmys Diaz still at SS

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 11:42:14 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SS Aledmys Diaz is starting at shortstop again against Chicago Cubs SP John Lackey Monday, April 18, after SS Ruben Tejada (quadriceps) was activated from the disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: Diaz has gotten off to such a good start this year that Mike Matheny may be forced to stick with him at shortstop despite the return of Tejada. As long as Diaz is playing regularly and continues to hit, he'll be worth a lineup spot in deep mixed and NL-only leagues. Jedd Gyorko probably suffers the most with Tejada back.

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Cardinals | Ruben Tejada activated

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 10:37:04 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SS Ruben Tejada (quadriceps) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Monday, April 18, and 2B Greg Garcia was optioned to Class AAA Memphis in a corresponding move.

Fantasy Tip: It's not clear if Tejada will see the majority of the playing time at the 6 with Aledmys Diaz (.406-2-8) impressive in the early going in Tejada's absence. Diaz has the higher fantasy ceiling with Tejada being more of a defensive specialist, so if you picked up Diaz off the waiver wire already, sit tight and see how St. Louis divides the playing time. Tejada's arrival will also hurt Jedd Gyorko's playing time.

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Cardinals | Ruben Tejada could return Sunday

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 16:27:07 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SS Ruben Tejada (quadriceps) will start his minor league rehab assignment Thursday, April 14, and he could rejoin the Cardinals as early as Sunday, April 17.

Fantasy Tip: Tejada is more of a defensive specialist, so he really doesn't have much allure outside of NL-only leagues as middle infield depth. His return will hurt the fantasy values of Aledmys Diaz and Jedd Gyorko. Tejada's activation could result in Diaz being sent back to the minors.

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Cardinals | Ruben Tejada inching closer to a return

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 15:41:34 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SS Ruben Tejada (quadriceps) is "moving fairly well" and could begin a rehab assignment by the end of the week, according to general manager John Mozeliak.

Fantasy Tip: Tejada is a low-end fantasy option in all formats given his lack of power and speed and mediocre .255/.330/.323 career slash line. His return will hurt the fantasy value of Jedd Gyorko and Aledmys Diaz, though.

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Cardinals | Ruben Tejada to DL

Sun, 03 Apr 2016 09:32:40 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SS Ruben Tejada (quadriceps) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quadriceps Sunday, April 3.

Fantasy Tip: The Cards just can't catch a break at the shortstop position this year. That means that it'll be a combination of Jedd Gyorko and Aledmys Diaz at the 6 to kick off the year, with Gyorko likely seeing most of the starts. Gyorko is a candidate to be plucked off the waiver wire if he's available for his power.

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