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New York Mets' shortstop Ruben Tejada has landed on the disabled list due to a strain in his right quadriceps. MLB.com's Anthony DiComo reports that the Mets made the move early on May 30. Tejada strained the muscles chasing down a popup in the Mets' May 29 game with the New York Yankees.
Tejada said that he felt a pull during that particular play, but it became even more apparent that something went wrong on the next play as he tried to field a ground ball. This is the same type of injury that sidelined Tejada for approximately two months last season. The Mets called up shortstop Omar Quintanilla to replace Tejada on the roster. They also transferred pitcher Frank Francisco to the 60-day disabled list.
The Mets were deciding whether or not to send Tejada to Triple-A Las Vegas to work out his difficulties at the plate and in the field so far this season. Tejada was hitting just .209 and on base at only .267. He has also committed eight errors. Placing him on the disabled list allows the Mets more time to decide what to do. Possibly, some time in a rehab assignment after recovering from the strain would serve a similar purpose for Tejada.
The Mets are currently in fourth place in the National League East at 21-29 as play begins on May 30. Their low standing is not the fault of Tejada alone. As a team, the Mets are hitting .230, 14th in the National League. They are 10th in runs scored.
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