Ruben Tejada is making progress in his recovery from a broken fibula in his right leg, his agent said (Newsday).
He remains on track to be ready for Spring Training.
Tejada broke his leg in September colliding with outfielder Andrew Brown on a shallow fly ball.
The Mets have asked Tejada, Lucas Duda and Wilmer Flores, among others, to attend a four-week nutrition and conditioning program (Puma, Oct. 17).
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
I can see Tejada ending up as the extra person in a trade, since he’s arbitration eligible and likely to earn around $1 million next year. Short of that, he’s simply an option at shortstop next year. I know the team talked about him like it’s his job to lose, but that was in September. Obviously, the Mets will look to acquire an every-day shortstop. I still think free-agent SS Stephen Drew is a strong possibility. That said, at the very least, they’ll bring in people to compete with Tejada, who, at this point, is not guaranteed a whole lot.