Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada is out of the lineup Saturday for precautionary reasons after rolling his right ankle in Friday's win over Washington.
Tejada has been replaced by Justin Turner, who will bat leadoff, and the shortstop said he's available to pinch-hit or pinch-run.
"I saw the replay when the game was over last night, he's lucky he didn't break his ankle," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "I just thought it'd be good to sit today. Wanted to get Turner a game anyway, and just gave him 24 extra hours to make sure he's ready for the next couple of weeks."
Tejada said his ankle feels better and he's OK. In the seventh inning Friday, Tejada rolled his ankle as he attempted to haul in a toss from Daniel Murphy. Murphy tossed the ball to the right side of the bag and Tejada had to extend to grab it. After being checked out, Tejada stayed in the game.
"I tried to make the double play, and the ball was a little bit to my right," Tejada said Friday. "I tried to come out with my right foot, and he sat on my foot. It's a little bit [sore], but it's OK. I'm good. I'm good. It's nothing bad."