It’s The DL For Ruben Tejada, Mets Add Valdespin To Roster

An article by posted on May 7, 2012

The Mets have put Ruben Tejada on the disabled list with a right quad strain and infielder Jordany Vladespin has been added to the 25-man roster and is available for tonight’s game.

The NY Post reported yesterday that a Mets source told him Ruben Tejada’s MRI results were not good and that a DL stint was very likely.

We’ll have more in a short while when Terry Collins will address reporters at CBP.

Original Post 3:55 PM

Ruben Tejada left today’s game after straining his right quad diving into first base on an infield hit. Tejada also suffered a couple of bruises to his face and eye which was swollen shut according to Terry Collins.

The injury occurred as Tejada tripped while running to first base to beat out a bunt. He landed face first and remained motionless on the ground until the Mets training staff ran out and helped him up. He was taken out of the game and replaced by Justin Turner at shortstop.

Tejada is en route to the Hospital for Special Surgery for an MRI.

Collins said Ronny Cedeno will not be back for another five days and that the team may have to make a roster move if Tejada were to miss any time.

As soon as we hear more, we’ll let you know how significant the injury is and how  much time he will miss. Keep your fingers crossed.

The Mets won by the way 3-1.

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