Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 7/7/13
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Earlier this week, Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada completed his rehab assignment and was promptly optioned to the Mets AAA affiliate in Las Vegas. It was not a shocking development since Tejada clearly had issues with performance. There have also been rumblings that the Mets were unhappy with his overall conditioning when he arrived at Spring Training this year, and Sandy Alderson went so far as to say Tejada was not considered a part of the core of the team moving forward. The Mets clearly believe Tejada still has work to do in Las Vegas to get to the point where he can again contribute to the major league team. However, whether or not you think Tejada is a starting shortstop at the major league level or that he should back up Omar Quintanilla, there remains a question about the Mets’ roster choices regarding the position: why do they continue to go without a true backup shortstop? There have been three players to start for the Mets at shortstop this season: Tejada, Quintanilla, and “...
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