Originally posted on MetsMinor.net  |  Last updated 9/2/13
Congratulations to Las Vegas 51s shortstop Ruben Tejada for being named the MMN Player of the Week. With September call ups to be fully administered right after the minor league affiliates complete their postseason games, and with the Mets in need of a solid player to take over shortstop, I really don’t think they had Tejada in mind.  But this past week he has put together a good string of at bats and has put himself back on the map. That is a good thing for the Mets and for Tejada’s psyche. When Tejada’s game went sour in late May, the idea was to send him down to Las Vegas to see if he needed time to turn his season around, but instead he ended up on the DL. He has yet to return to the Mets, and his struggles in the minors have kept him off the radar with the Mets.  This past week, he has shown a touch of why he deserves to be in the majors and not with the minor league club. In 2012 he batted .289 with 26 doubles and 53 runs scored, and the hope was that he could either repeat th...
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