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.
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.