Tejada OK after getting spiked during key error

Tejada OK after getting spiked during key error

NEW YORK -- Ruben Tejada took a cleat to the right shin in the 10th inning of New York's 8-2 loss to Washington on Monday.

The shortstop went down for a few minutes, then walked it off and remained in the game. Two sizeable gashes in his shin were noticeable when he lowered his sock following the incident.

Tejada was hit by Roger Bernadina, who led off the inning with a single and was sliding into second after Sandy Leon hit a grounder to the mound in the ensuing at-bat. Mets reliever Tim Byrdak made a solid throw to second base, but Tejada dropped it -- he was charged with an error -- and was unable to avoid the attempted double-play-preventing slide.

Tejada said after the game that he felt sore, but that no stitches would be necessary. He said he would re-evaluate Tuesday morning, but was confident he wouldn't need to miss any time.

Manager Terry Collins said that Tejada will likely be given the day off on Tuesday following the injury.