Feb 28, 2014; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche (25) breaks up the double play attempt by New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada (11) in spring training action at Tradition Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Ruben Tejada Scratched With Tight Left Hamstring

Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada, who was originally in today’s lineup, has been scratched due to a tight left hamstring.

Tejada was replaced at short by Anthony Seratelli, and there hasn’t yet been further information provided regarding the injury.

The 24 year old Tejada, who had an injury riddled and unproductive season in 2013 (which included a broken right fibula that ended his campaign), is currently slated to be the starting shortstop – basically by default.

Behind Tejada on the depth chart are Omar Quintanilla, Anthony Seratelli, and perhaps Wilmer Flores.

Thoughts:

The severity of Tejada’s hamstring issue isn’t yet known, but this is the least opportune time for something like this to have happened to him.

Tejada is hanging onto his job by a thread, with the Mets reportedly interested in upgrading at the position either via free agency (Stephen Drew) or trade (Nick Franklin).

 

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