Latest Update Ruben Tejada is expected to return to the starting lineup Friday Thu Jul, 24, 09:36 PM
Silky smooth with excellent range for a middle infielder, he also displays a strong arm for the shortstop position. Runs well, is patient and has some pop in his bat as well.
Flaws: : Is somewhat limited in terms of home-run power, and he hasn't quite yet mastered the art of the stolen base either. Can make mental mistakes, too.
Tejada took a ball to the head on Wednesday, but seems to have escaped unscathed. If he feels okay, he should be in the lineup on Friday night.Analyst: David Kerr
I would expect Tejada to be given the day off tomorrow just for precautionary reasons but its a great sign that despite getting drilled by a mid 90s fastball that he has passed all his concussion tests. Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
Tejada walked off the field under his own power but had trainers with him to help just in case. The Mets are expected to update his condition after the concussion tests. Eric Campbell entered the game and will replace him at shortstop.Analyst: Howard Bender
Manager Terry Collins had alluded to the use of Tejada out of the leadoff spot, so given that and his .345 OBP, this should have been expected. Just keep in mind that over the last three seasons, Tejada posted just a .318 on-base mark over 425 at-bats out of the leadoff spot. The experiment will be short-lived if he doesn't see a lot of pitches or get off to a fast start.Analyst: Howard Bender