Ruben Tejada Among 1st Mets Sent Down To Minors

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Infielder Ruben Tejada is among the 11 players the Mets sent down to their minor league camp in the club’s first round of cuts this spring.

New York announced Friday that Tejada, infielders Zach Lutz and Jordany Valdespin, outfielder Fernando Martinez, and right-handed pitchers Armando Rodriguez, Josh Stinson and Manny Alvarez were optioned to minor league camp.

Right-handers John Lujan and Tobi Stoner, catcher Kai Gronauer and outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis also were reassigned to minor league camp.

Tejada made the 2010 opening day roster while shortstop Jose Reyes remained behind because of a thyroid issue. In 78 games with New York, Tejada batted .213 with 15 RBI and one home run, also seeing time at second base.

The Mets have 45 players in major league camp, including 12 non-roster invitees.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

pixy Ruben Tejada Among 1st Mets Sent Down To Minors
  • Jimmy

    I see Castillo, Perez & Beltran made the first cut. I’m sure this is making Mets fans very happy. It goes to show the Mets have a very bad farm system. I thought Tejada & Martinez were the future, hell, Mets fans already had giving Martinez a nickname, F-Mart, he’s more like F-Fart. Come on, if they can’t beat Castillo for a spot how good are these two guys. The future looks very dark for Mets fans.

    • MetFanSince69

      Troll much?

      • Jimmy

        another happy Mets fan. Hey MetFanSince69, truth hurts & you can’t deal with reality. Fan since ’69, that’s a lot of years pain & suffering. Enjoy your Mets summer, don’t forget your heart medication, you’ll need it, that’s if you have a heart. LOL, LOL

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