Yesterday, it was reported that Ruben Tejada would be cleared to begin a rehab assignment with the GCL Mets and that he would work his way up to Triple-A Las Vegas before being called up. Tejada was placed on the DL on May 30th, but there was a lot more going on back then outside of the injury.
As Joe D. pointed out yesterday, Tejada was in a horrendous slump at the time of his injury and was batting .209/.267/.262 for the season.”
Yikes, .209/.267/.262? That’s a painful line to look at. On the flip side of things, Omar Quintanilla has been settling in as our starting shortstop by flashing the leather on many occasions — and answering the call on offense as well. Around the time of Tejada’s injury, Quintanilla was tearing it up in AAA with a .333/.419/.484 line while Ruben was in the midst of his slump. There was talk about demoting Tejada to Triple-A and bringing up Quintanilla anyway — so it seemed like everything worked out alright at the time.
So if you’re the Mets, what do you ...