Sep 15, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada (11) throws out Miami Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (not pictured) during the sixth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Mets scratch Ruben Tejada from ST game

In a battle for a position that sorely needs some stability, Ruben Tejada has been pulled from today’s game.

Marc Carig is reporting that the leading candidate to being the starting shortstop for the Mets has been scratched with a tight left hamstring. The Mets are facing the Cardinals today and will start prospect Anthony Seratelli in his place.

Tejada has been listed as the most likely person to start the 2014 season at shortstop, with Omar Quintanilla and Wilmer Flores in competition with him. Anthony Seratelli has been rumored to be one of the backup infielders for the club.

The Mets have been able to stay away from free agent Stephen Drew, whose asking price has consistently been out of the Sandy Alderson’s preferred range, but injuries change the game plan of a lot of teams, and while scratching Tejada may be just a precautionary measure, Mets fans should keep an eye on this situation closely.

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