The Cardinals have released INF Ruben Tejada.
Tejada, 26, had signed with the Cardinals after being released by the Mets on March 16 after passing through waivers.
He suffered a strained quad late during Spring Training and opened the season on the disabled list.
Tejada hit .176 with a .225 OBP and .235 SLG in 23 games for the Cardinals this season.
The Mets are currently without third baseman David Wright (neck) and first baseman Lucas Duda (back).