Ruben Tejada not progressing

Ruben Tejada

Ruben Tejada

#11 SS
New York Mets

2013 STATS

  • GM50
  • HR0

  • RBI10

  • R18

  • OBP.267

  • AVG.209

ATLANTA -- Ruben Tejada will not be returning to the Mets in the near future.

Tejada, who landed on the disabled list May 30 with a right quadriceps strain, still is not ready to do any lateral movements as he fields grounders in Port St. Lucie, according to Terry Collins. Tejada also is only hitting off a tee.

Last season, a right quadriceps strain sidelined Tejada for seven weeks.

Omar Quintanilla, despite recently enduring an 0-for-22 hitting skid, is batting .250 with two homers and seven RBIs in 64 at-bats since replacing Tejada. With Justin Turner (side muscle) now on the DL, Jordany Valdespin would serve as the backup to Quintanilla.