Tejada Batting .077 Since Reclaiming Shortstop Job

An article by posted on May 19, 2014

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Since reclaiming the everyday shortstop job from Wilmer Flores, who held the position for two days, Ruben Tejada is batting .077 (1-for-13).

Tejada won his job back after the Mets swept the Yankees in the Bronx to begin the Subway Series. Tejada went 1-for-4 in each game, prompting manager Terry Collins to make make the switch.

“I think sometimes when you face adversity we’ll find out what you’re made of. He’s showing us that he’s the same player he was a couple years ago.”

Since then, the Mets have lost five of their last six games including a two-game sweep at the hands of the Yankees in Citi Field, and losing two of three to the Nationals in Washington.

“Got to ride that wave. This guy is really swinging the bat good,” Collins said of Tejada on Wednesday. “This kid has really put his mind to producing.”

Tejada has seen his average dip from .203 to a season worst .185 since he replaced Flores., and he is batting .179 in his last ten games.

Flores meanwhile, has only played once in the last seven games. The 22-year old infield prospect singled in three at-bats and walked in his lone start – a Mets win – while initiating a slick-looking double play in the field.

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