New York Mets
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."