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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Ruben Tejada beaned, departs game

By Adam Rubin

SEATTLE -- Ruben Tejada was struck flush in the front of the helmet by a 94 mph fastball from Seattle Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker in the fifth inning Wednesday.

Tejada dropped to the ground. He eventually walked off the field under his own power.

Tejada was replaced by Eric Campbell.

The Mets do not have a bona fide backup shortstop on their active roster. Triple-A Las Vegas actually is playing nearby in Tacoma, Wash.