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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mets Injury Update: Ruben Tejada exits after taking pitch to helmet

By on 7/24/2014 01:45:00 PM

The New York Mets defeated the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday by the score of 3-2. The win improved the Mets to 48-53, eight games behind the Washington Nationals in the National League East. David Wright got half of the Mets' hits, going 2-for-4 with an RBI. There was a scary moment when shortstop Ruben Tejada got hit in the head by a pitch. He was 0-for-1 at the time and left the game for Eric Campbell, who came in to pinch run and stayed in to play shortstop. 

Our own Evan Petzold reported yesterday that Tejada still had a swollen left hand, but did not require any X-rays. But on Wednesday  there was a scary moment involving Tejada which makes his swollen hand minor in comparison. As reported by Anthony DiComo of, Tejada was struck in the helmet with a 94-mph fastball by Taijuan Walker. Tejada crumpled to the ground afterward and was motionless on the ground for a few moments before walking off under his own power.

Manager Terry Collins said the team is not planning on any roster moves for Tejada, who flew with the team to Milwaukee.
"He feels pretty good. We've got to get on a plane, which the doctors say he'll be OK. We'll take another look at him [Thursday] just to make sure he's OK, but right now he feels pretty good."
Tejada, in his fifth Major League season, is batting .235 with two home runs and 22 RBI in 87 games this season. The light-hitting shortstop is a career .255 hitter with four home runs and 108 RBI in 432 games.

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