Ruben Tejada has suffered a setback in his return from a leg injury and is headed to Florida for more treatment. This is particularly distressing news, considering the debacle at shortstop Tuesday night that likely cost the Mets a win.
Tejada was playing in a game in Buffalo Tuesday when he removed himself with tightness in his right quadriceps, “the same muscle group that sent him to the DL May 7,” writes ESPNNewYork.com.
“I just know his leg tightened up on him,” Terry Collins said according to Mets Blog. “He was afraid to run, so he took himself out of the game.”
Tejada was supposed to be back on Friday — now that will not happen.
Omar Qunitanilla made a throwing error that gave the Nationals a run early in Tuesday’s game, and Jordany Valdespin committed two errors in the 10th inning — one of them on a ground ball that should have resulted in a game-ending double play.