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Sandy on Ruben: No 'microscope' for now

Ruben Tejada

Ruben Tejada

#11 SS
New York Mets

2013 STATS

  • GM57
  • HR0

  • RBI10

  • R20

  • OBP.259

  • AVG.202

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Sandy Alderson, who has been pointed in his criticism of Ruben Tejada at points, did not take a hard stance on Tejada's sloppy return to Grapefruit League play on Friday.

Tejada committed one error and misplayed two other balls in his first Grapefruit League action in a week. He had been limited by a left hamstring injury.

"We saw a little rust yesterday among a number of players," Alderson said, noting the Mets made three errors in Friday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Alderson added: "I don't want to put a microscope on Ruben at this point. Let's let him play a little bit and see where we are."