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Ruben Tejada may get Wednesday off

Ruben Tejada safely reaches first base in the

Ruben Tejada safely reaches first base in the in the ninth inning against the Nationals. (April 9, 2012) (Credit: David Pokress)

After Ruben Tejada whiffed three times Sunday, Collins began thinking more seriously about giving his shortstop a breather. That is likely to come in Wednesday's 12:10 p.m. series finale against the Braves. "I told him I'd give him the benefit of the doubt and say it was [Cole] Hamels," he said of his conversation with Tejada. "I also told him don't be surprised if he gets a day off this week."

Tags: Ruben Tejada , Mets , Atlanta Braves

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