Ruben Tejada breaks leg, out for the year

Ruben Tejada has a broken fibula in his right leg, and is out for the rest of the season.

Tejada injured his leg in a collision with Andrew Brown in shallow left field during the ninth inning of Wednesday’s 5-4 win over the Giants. He stayed in the game, but was replaced by a pinch hitter in the bottom of the inning.

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Brown said that Tejada’s leg hit him “really hard,” and he feels “horrible.”

Michael Baron, Contributor

That really stinks and puts a cap on an awful season for Tejada. It’s a shame, because this happened on a very athletic and aggressive defensive play, but he literally ran into bad luck. What’s more, he won’t have the chance to show the front office what he can do during the final stretch of games this year. It might not have mattered anyway, but he was clearly auditioning for some kind of role and trying to put any negativity surrounding his situation behind him during the final month of the year…

Tejada played in just 57 games at the major league level this season, hitting .200 with 12 doubles and 10 RBI. He played in seven games since returning from the minor leagues.

Tejada struggled to start the season, before landing on the disabled list with a strained quadriceps in late May. After his rehab stint, the Mets optioned him to the minor leagues, where he spent the rest of his season at Triple-A Las Vegas before being recalled on September 10.