Ruben Tejada has yet to file a grievance against the Mets, and he may not do it all, according to a person familiar with process (Martino).
Nov. 18: Sandy Alderson defended his right to recall players from the minors if and when he sees fit (MLB.com). Alderson said he feels this issue is less about Tejada, and more about the MLBPA trying to adjust Super 2 status for other players (Daily News).
Nov. 17: Tejada is considering whether to file a grievance against the Mets, “accusing the team of shortchanging him one day of service time (Passan).”
Tejada currently has two years, 171 days of service time – a player accrues a full year of service time when he spends 172 days on the active roster. If he files and wins his grievance, Tejada could be awarded an extra day of service time, making him eligible for free agency after the 2016 season instead 2017.