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Friday, July 25, 2014

Mets Injury Update: Ruben Tejada expected to return today

By on 7/25/2014 11:00:00 AM

The New York Mets lost in blowout fashion yesterday against the Milwaukee Brewers by the score of 9-1. The Mets scored their only run on a home run by Lucas Duda in the seventh inning. Matt Garza allowed only two hits in eight innings to get the win for the Brewers. The loss dropped the Mets to 48-54 on the season, fourth in the National League East. Wilmer Flores started at shortstop for the Mets in place of Ruben Tejada, who sat for the second straight game after being hit in the head by a pitch. The good news is that Tejada should be ready for today's game. 

I reported yesterday that Tejada was hit in the head by a pitch thrown from Taijuan Walker in the fifth inning of Wednesday's game against the Seattle Mariners. After laying on the ground for several minutes, he got up and walked off the field without assistance.

An update on Tejada, as reported by Joe Totoraitis of, is that he was cleared to fly with the team to Milwaukee. He didn't have any headaches, dizziness or blurred vision.  Manager Terry Collins is taking caution with Tejada.
 “Talked to the trainers last night (Wednesday). We thought we’d give him one more day just as a precaution. He feels great. Said he could play, but we’ll just give him today (Thursday) and get him back in there tomorrow (Friday).”
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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