Tejada reassured Collins he’ll be ready on Opening Day

Ruben Tejada 1 polaroidRuben Tejada hit .096 with a .210 OBP with 1 HR, 7 RBI, 7 walks and 8 strikeouts in Spring Training.

“Ruben and I have had a number of discussions in the last two weeks,” Collins told reporters today. “He reassured me he’ll be ready and he’ll be the same guy I’ve seen in the past during the season.”

Last week on WFAN, Sandy Alderson refuted reports that management had discussions about sending Tejada to Triple-A in favor of Omar Quintanilla.

“Look for him to get the game-winner today,” Bobby Valentine said on SNY’s Pepsi Pre-Game Live.