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Friday, March 14, 2014

Terry Collins to Ruben Tejada: Shortstop job is all yours

Ruben Tejada went 0-for-3 Thursday and is 1-for-15 in spring training. He made an error on a routine play, his third such miscue in his last five games.

Still, after his day was over, Tejada was told by Mets manager Terry Collins that he will be the team’s shortstop this season.

“I talked to him today about trying to relax a little bit,” Collins said after the Mets’ 7-5 win over the Nationals at Space Coast Stadium. “Quit worrying about things.

“I said, ‘Listen, you’re the shortstop here. Your name and your number are going to be in the lineup. You’ve just got to go be the player we know you can be and you quit worrying about trying to impress everybody. We’ve seen it in the past and two years ago, you were the talk of the town. You had a bad year. Big deal. Forget it. It’s over. Everybody has a [bad] year. Guys that are in the Hall of Fame have had [bad] years. So move on.’ ” ...

General manager Sandy Alderson said only one day earlier that the Mets will “continue to look at what our options may be” at shortstop while evaluating Tejada.

The District Attorney Posted: March 14, 2014 at 02:07 PM | 30 comment(s)
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