Tejada, Panama fail to qualify for WBC

Ruben Tejada

Ruben Tejada

#11 SS
New York Mets

2012 STATS

  • GM114
  • HR1

  • RBI25

  • R53

  • OBP.333

  • AVG.289

Terry Collins will get to work with Ruben Tejada plenty during spring training.

Tejada and Panama lost to Brazil, 1-0, Monday night in a winner-take-all qualifier for the World Baseball Classic, which will be held in March.

Tejada went 0-for-3. He hit .313 during the qualifying tournament.

Mets farmhand Angel Cuan started and suffered the hard-luck loss. Cuan allowed one run on eight hits while striking out six and walking none in four innings. Manny Acosta struck out the lone batter he faced.