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Collins gives Tejada break from starting lineup

Collins gives Tejada break from starting lineup

Collins gives Tejada break from starting lineup
NEW YORK -- Ruben Tejada got a day off on Tuesday to rest his spiked right shin, suffered in the 10th inning of Monday night's 8-2 loss to Washington.

Tejada was spiked by a sliding Roger Bernadina at second base after the shortstop failed to catch a throw from pitcher Tim Byrdak. Tejada went to the ground for a few minutes but stayed in the game despite two noticeable gashes.

Tejada didn't need any stitches and said that he could play if needed, but manager Terry Collins opted to play it safe in preparation for Wednesday's 12:10 p.m. ET matinee.

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