Tejada officially rejoins Mets

September, 10, 2013
9/10/13
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NEW YORK -- The Mets officially promoted Ruben Tejada from Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday.

The club waited to promote Tejada in order to delay his free agency by a year. He will now have accrued 2 years, 171 days of MLB service as of the end of the season -- one day shy of three full years.

That means Tejada will not be eligible for free agency until after the 2017 season, instead of after the 2016 season.

Tejada, 23, hit .288 with two homers and 24 RBIs and had a .337 on-base percentage in 269 plate appearances with Las Vegas.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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