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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.