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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Tejada officially rejoins Mets

By Adam Rubin

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.