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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mets Injury Update: Scott Rice, Ruben Tejada

By on 7/23/2014 12:45:00 PM

The New York Mets are having another poor season. They are 47-53 and are sitting in fourth place in the National League East. Mets lefty Scott Rice will undergo season ending elbow surgery and shortstop Ruben Tejada's left hand is still swollen, however, he does not need X-Rays on it.

Scott Rice
Rice has pitched in 32 games and 13.2 innings this season. He has a 1-2 record with a weak 5.93 ERA for the struggling Mets. In two Major League seasons he is 5-7 with a 4.18 ERA over 64.2 innings pitched. It was announced on Tuesday by Marc Carig that he would need to undergo elbow surgery that will end his season.
Ruben Tejada
The 24-year-old has played in 86 games this season. He has sruggled at the plate again this season battting .236/.357/.293 in 259 at-bats. He has two home runs along with 22 RBI's. On Monday, Tejada was hit by a fifth-inning pitch on the left hand. It was swollen, but the shortstop indicated that he did not need X-Rays on his hand. Tejada should be okay as reported by Adam Rubin.

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