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The injury effectively allows the Mets to delay their decision by a couple weeks of whether or not to demote Tejada, whose struggles at the plate this year are almost of Ike Davis proportions. The team was thought to be on the verge of sending him down to Las Vegas, so the timing of the injury is rather fortuitous.
Tejada was never meant to light the world on fire with his bat, but a line of .209/.267/.262 isn't going to cut it, no matter how much value he may theoretically add with the glove (he's saved -7 runs so far this year).
Omar Quintanilla is on his way up from Triple-A to spell Tejada, and could work his way into the starting shortstop gig if he plays well enough over the next few weeks. The move is deja vu all over again for Quintanilla, who played the same stopgap role last year when Tejada went down with a similar quad injury.