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From BR Bullpen
Rubén Dario Tejada
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 165 lb.
 Biographical Information
Rubén Tejada made a splash in his pro debut in 2007.
Tejada was signed by scouts Wilfredo Blanco and Alex Zapata and international scouting director Ismael Cruz for the New York Mets in 2006. He debuted with a bang, hitting .364/.466/.479 with 16 steals (in 21 tries), 32 runs and 25 RBI in 32 games for the 2007 VSL Mets. That earned him a promotion to the GCL Mets, where he batted .283/.401/.367 in 35 contests despite being very young for the league at age 16.
Tejada hit .229/.293/.296 in 2008 for the St. Lucie Mets. He produced at a .233/.284/.291 rate for the Honolulu Sharks of the Hawaii Winter League that fall. Panama placed him on their roster for the 2009 World Baseball Classic. He went 0 for 4 in the 2009 World Baseball Classic and committed at least two errors at shortstop.
In 2009, Tejada improved to .289/.351/.381 with the Binghamton Mets and stole 19 bases in 22 tries. He turned 76 double plays at shortstop, tying Cale Iorg for the Eastern League lead at the position.
Tejada made the Mets' opening day roster in 2010, filling in while Jose Reyes began the year on the disabled list. In his first at-bat in The Show, he pinch-hit for Francisco Rodriguez against Leo Nunez and popped out.