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Ruben Tejada pulled from game after suffering quad strain

May 6, 2012, 3:35 PM EDT

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Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada strained his right quadriceps muscle Sunday after stumbling near the first base bag following a successful bunt.

He was replaced on the base paths and at the shortstop position by Justin Turner. This according to ESPN New York’s Andrew Marchand.

Tejada was 2-for-2 before exiting Sunday’s series finale against the Diamondbacks and is now sporting a .305/.362/.400 batting line on the year. If he needs to be placed on the disabled list, the Mets are likely to recall Jordany Valdespin from Triple-A Buffalo.

  1. exibitsman - May 6, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    I hope he don’t go on the DL he’s of to a great year. with that being said
    jordy valdipain is an excellent young shortstoper

  2. arrooo - May 6, 2012 at 11:34 PM

    And an excellent head case

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