Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:17:44 -0700
New York Mets SS Wilmer Flores will join the club in Milwaukee Thursday, July 24. A corresponding roster move will be announced at a later time.
Fantasy Tip: This probably has to do with Ruben Tejada's head injury from Wednesday. Flores is an NL-only add and someone worth a last-ditch roster spot in deep mixed games.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:53:46 -0700
Updating a previous report, New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada (head) was feeling "pretty good" after the game Wednesday, July 23, after being hit in the head by a pitch, according to manager Terry Collins. Team doctors said he had no concussion-like symptoms, and he will travel with the team. There is no call-up pending.
Fantasy Tip: If you're in an NL-only fantasy leagues which allows daily transactions, it is a good idea to reserve him. Tejada is likely to get the day off Thursday, regardless of how he feels.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:02:12 -0700
New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada (head) was hit in the helmet by a pitch and exited the game Wednesday, July 23. He walked off under his own power and was replaced by INF Eric Campbell.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:48:37 -0700
New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada (head) left the game early Wednesday, July 23, after getting hit in the head by a pitch.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:23:41 -0700
New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada should start every game at shortstop through the All-Star break, according to manager Terry Collins. Mets 3B Eric Campbell will serve as his emergency backup.
Fantasy Tip: Desperate NL-only owners could consider Tejada, given his guaranteed playing time, but he brings little upside to the table.
Sat, 07 Jun 2014 18:08:24 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said Saturday, June 7, that he is considering using SS Ruben Tejada in the leadoff spot going forward.
Fantasy Tip: More at-bats is always good news for a fantasy option. Tejada would see an increase in appeal, would still only be worth using in NL-only leagues and some of the deepest mixed formats.
Sat, 31 May 2014 20:40:49 -0700
New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada belted a solo home run Saturday, May 31, against the Philadelphia Phillies to snap the longest active homerless drought in the majors. It was his first homer since Aug. 1, 2012, snapping a drought of 552 at-bats.
Mon, 05 May 2014 14:05:51 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said SS Omar Quintanilla is not taking playing time away from SS Ruben Tejada even though Quintanilla is receiving his second straight start at shortstop Monday, May 5.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:16:35 -0700
New York Mets SS Omar Quintanilla was in the starting lineup for the second time in four games Tuesday, April 15, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Manager Terry Collins insisted that it isn't a sign SS Ruben Tejada is losing the starting job. Collins cited Tuesday's inclusion of Quintanilla was a matchup issue, as Diamondbacks SP Bronson Arroyo had an opposing batting average of .295 by left-handed hitters (such as Quintanilla) last season, while righties hit just .219 against him.
Fantasy Tip: Tejada is hitting below the Mendoza line for the season, and his on-base percentage of .267 in 45 plate appearances does little for fantasy owners. For now, he is only worth using in the deepest of NL-only leagues until he starts to show some signs of life at the dish.
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:33:39 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals have made SS Pete Kozma available in trade talks this spring. The New York Mets are not believed to be interested, as he is not really an upgrade over current SS Ruben Tejada.