Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 6/27/13
The question has been asked and answered… Mets manager Terry Collins spoke to reporters today and said that Ruben Tejada will have to earn back his starting shortstop job when he returns from the disabled list. Unless he can do that, Omar Quintanilla has earned the right to keep the job, Collins said. “Based on what we’ve seen right now, Ruben’s gotta earn it back,” Collins said before the game against the Rockies.  ”He’s gotta go play, get his game together, and get himself in really top shape. We know he can, but there there is no reason why we’re gonna take this kid [Quintanilla] out of the lineup unless it’s fatigue right now. He’s played very, very well offensively and defensively.” Collins raved about Quintanilla saying, “You  look at yesterday’s game, he made three plays that might have saved the game for us. “To tell a guy who has come up like he has hit and played defense like he’s played and that all the sudden he doesn’t have a job? He’s earned a right to be ou
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