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OMAR QUINTANILLA Quintanilla was called up by the (Credit: AP)

OMAR QUINTANILLA
Quintanilla was called up by the Mets on May 29 to be the team's everyday shortstop until Ruben Tejada returned. He suffered a bruised finger in a 5-3 loss to the Nationals on June 6, but remained in the lineup the next day.

Mets 2012 shortstop merry-go-round

Call it the curse of Jose Reyes. The Mets have had to use six players at shortstop this season as health or ineffectiveness continues to do them in.
Compiled by Jon Krouner

RUBEN TEJADA After losing Jose Reyes to the
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RUBEN TEJADA
After losing Jose Reyes to the Miami Marlins via free agency, the 22-year old Tejada was the Mets opening day shortstop. But he played in just 27 games before straining his right quad by tripping over first base on May 6.

JUSTIN TURNER The utility-infielder Turner played seven games
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JUSTIN TURNER
The utility-infielder Turner played seven games at shortstop for the Mets before suffering a sprained ankle by stepping awkwardly on first base during a rundown against the Phillies on May 28.

RONNY CEDENO Cedeno, who had a stint on
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RONNY CEDENO
Cedeno, who had a stint on the disabled list from April 21-May 9, played in just 15 games before hitting the DL again on May 30 with a strained calf.

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DAVID WRIGHT After Justin Turner went down, Wright
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DAVID WRIGHT
After Justin Turner went down, Wright played the final six innings of an 8-4 loss to the Phillies on May 28 at Citi Field. Wright has played eight innings at short in the past two seasons but hadn't played the position since high school.

JORDANY VALDESPIN Jordany Valdespin played one game at
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JORDANY VALDESPIN
Jordany Valdespin played one game at shortstop after Ruben Tejada's injury before being sent down to Triple A Buffalo. He was recalled following Ronny Cedeno's injury but committed two errors in the tenth inning of a 7-6 loss to the Nationals on June 5.

OMAR QUINTANILLA Quintanilla was called up by the
(Credit: AP)

OMAR QUINTANILLA
Quintanilla was called up by the Mets on May 29 to be the team's everyday shortstop until Ruben Tejada returned. He suffered a bruised finger in a 5-3 loss to the Nationals on June 6, but remained in the lineup the next day.

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