Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 6/30/13
Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada began playing in rehab games this week with the Mets’ Gulf Coast League team, nearly a month after being placed on the disabled list with a right quadriceps strain at the end of May. It’s been a somewhat slow rehab, but the Mets may be taking it slow with Tejada for a reason. Since it’s similar to the injury that caused him to miss time last season, they may be being extra cautious. They may also be taking it slow with Tejada because it’s a lost season and would rather he be one hundred percent healthy than rush him. However, Terry Collins revealed another reason why the Mets may be taking their time with the rehabbing Tejada: he may have lost his starting job to Omar Quintanilla. It’s no secret that Tejada was not performing well before his injury. In fact, he seemed to have regressed in all aspects of the game. Concern about his performance started in Spring Training, carried over into the season, and bubbled up to the point where there was talk of d...
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