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Ruben Tejada Out For Season With Broken Right Fibula

After tonight’s comeback win against San Francisco, Mets manager Terry Collins told reporters that shortstop Ruben Tejada will miss the remainder of the season with a broken right fibula.

Sep 13, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Miami Marlins catcher Koyie Hill (46) is out at second as New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada (11) completes the double play during the fifth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Tejada suffered the injury in the top of the ninth, when he ranged into short left field to catch a fly ball.  While making the catch, Tejada slammed his right leg into a sliding Andrew Brown before tumbling over.

The injury ended a lost season for Tejada, who was hoping to show the Mets something down the stretch.

Thoughts:

Tejada injured himself in May, and found himself in AAA Las Vegas after he recuperated.  He hit well enough while in Las Vegas, but he had already fallen out of favor with Mets brass.

In an interview with WFAN a few weeks ago, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson questioned Tejada’s work ethic, noting that getting Tejada to put extra work in was like “pulling teeth.”

At this point, it seems that if Tejada is part of the club next year, it’ll likely be in a backup role.

 

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Topics: New York Mets, Ruben Tejada

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