Tejada and Flores Are On The Mend

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According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, infielders Ruben Tejada and Wilmer Flores are on the mend and both of them have shed wearing their walking boots.

Flores, 24, is already in Port St. Lucie and has been working out at the Mike Barwis fitness and conditioning program, writes Rubin, and he is scheduled to begin hitting this week.

Expected to take on a super utility role in 2016, Flores suffered a fractured ankle after he was hit by a pitch while playing Winter Ball in Venezuela.

Meanwhile, Tejada has been working out in his native Panama, but is expected to report to PSL as early as Feb. 1 according to Rubin, more than three weeks before the actual reporting date for position-players.

Tejada, 26, suffered a broken fibula in Game 2 of the NLDS when Dodgers infielder Chase Utley tackled and upended him sliding hard three feet behind second base to break up a double play.

Tejada recently agreed to a $3 million dollar contract with the Mets for this upcoming season and avoided arbitration

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