Ruden Tejada left Sunday’s game with what has been diagnosed as a strained right quadriceps, and a report on Monday says a trip to the disabled list for the starting shortstop is “very likely.”
Tejada was running to first on what turned out to be an infield single when he caught his spike in the ground and tumbled over the base (left). He stayed on the ground for several moments afterwards. He emerged with bruises on his face and he limped off the field.
A Mets source told the New York Post that the MRI results were “not good,” and it looks like he is headed for the DL.
“The final decision won’t be made until he’s evaluated. Tejada still thinks he can play in a few days,” the source told the newspaper.
But if it is longer than that, the Mets will likely make a move.
“I don’t know how bad it’s going to be. If they think it’s going to be five, six days, we’d probably have to make some move to get somebody here,” Terry Collins said.
In the meantime Justin Turner will start at short.
Thus far on the season Tejada is hitting .305 and is playing a very solid shortstop.