The Mets have released shortstop Ruben Tejada. Tejada started last season as a utility player, eventually gaining the starting role for the Mets before gaining notoriety for breaking his leg at the hands (feet?) of Chase Utley. The move may prove fortuitous for the Cardinals who are in need of a replacement short stop with star Jhonny Peralta injured until at least the All-Star break.
Last season Tejada batted .261/.338/.350/.688 with 3 HR in 116 games.