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Ruben Tejada is hitting .195 with a .267 OBP and three RBI in 45 plate appearances this season.

He ranks last in WAR among qualifying shortstops in the National League.

Omar Quintanilla started at shortstop on Tuesday. In his 12 plate appearance, Quintanilla had four hits, including a double, with two RBI and a run scored.

However, before the game, Terry Collins said Tejada is still his primary shortstop.

It's my understanding that Tejada will get at least April to keep the job. However, after that, I think anything is possible. I would not be surprised to see Wilmer Flores get promoted from Triple-A. Stephen Drew is likely to still be a free agent, so he'll always be a possibility. There will continue to be opportunities in the trade market. I'm sure the team had someone look in to Arizona's young shortstops while in town playing the D-Backs. The point is, outside options will become more realistic as the summer moves on, which is good because Sandy Alderson's shortstop problem doesn't appear to be going away...

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