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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Tejada, Panama fail to qualify for WBC

By Adam Rubin

Terry Collins will get to work with Ruben Tejada plenty during spring training.

Tejada and Panama lost to Brazil, 1-0, Monday night in a winner-take-all qualifier for the World Baseball Classic, which will be held in March.

Tejada went 0-for-3. He hit .313 during the qualifying tournament.

Mets farmhand Angel Cuan started and suffered the hard-luck loss. Cuan allowed one run on eight hits while striking out six and walking none in four innings. Manny Acosta struck out the lone batter he faced.