Tejada is hitting just .204, despite going 1-for-3 in the game.
“I think Ruben’s starting to get going defensively,” Terry Collins said Monday. “I thought he’s handled himself very well. I think Ruben, as we get into the summer, is going to be the guy we knew a couple years ago.”
That said, Omar Quintanilla is starting at shortstop and batting eighth in Tuesday's lineup (Mets, Apr. 22).