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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Ruben Tejada not progressing

By Adam Rubin

ATLANTA -- Ruben Tejada will not be returning to the Mets in the near future.

Tejada, who landed on the disabled list May 30 with a right quadriceps strain, still is not ready to do any lateral movements as he fields grounders in Port St. Lucie, according to Terry Collins. Tejada also is only hitting off a tee.

Last season, a right quadriceps strain sidelined Tejada for seven weeks.

Omar Quintanilla, despite recently enduring an 0-for-22 hitting skid, is batting .250 with two homers and seven RBIs in 64 at-bats since replacing Tejada. With Justin Turner (side muscle) now on the DL, Jordany Valdespin would serve as the backup to Quintanilla.