Ruben Tejada completes rehab assignment, optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas

Ruben Tejada 1 polaroidRuben Tejada has completed his rehab assignment, and has been optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas.

In seven games during his minor league rehab assignment, Tejada hit .227 with three RBI with one walk and nine strikeouts between the GCL Mets and Triple-A Las Vegas.

Before getting injured, Tejada hit .209 with ten RBI in 50 games with the Mets, and committed eight errors at shortstop.

Tejada injured his quad muscle and was placed on the disabled list at the end of May.

Michael Baron, Contributor

This isn’t a surprise. He was innings away from being demoted at the end of May, and the injury made it easy for the Mets to get him off the roster. Tejada had been terrible going all the way back to Spring Training – his overall regression has been really surprising and terribly disappointing this season.

The Mets still need to find a backup shortstop to Omar Quintanilla. They might consider Jordany Valdespin, but he isn’t a very good infielder and his problems could be exposed in a hurry at shortstop. Justin Turner could also see some time at the position when he gets back, but Terry Collins suggested last night he isn’t close to returning.