The Mets are again underwhelmed with Ruben Tejada‘s conditioning, despite him attending an offseason health and fitness program with other teammates (NY Post, Feb. 25).
“He looks pretty much the same,” a Mets source told the Post’s Kevin Kernan.
According to multiple reports last Spring, Tejada arrived to camp out of shape, which was followed by a below-average season and injury.
“We’re always looking to improve,” Sandy Alderson said in January (NY Post, Jan. 24), regarding his roster. However, he added, “We will be happy going into spring training with Ruben penciled in as being our starting shortstop.”
That said, the Mets continue to be connected in rumors to Mariners SS Nick Franklin and free-agent SS Stephen Drew.