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Mets to replace Ruben Tejada with Matt Reynolds on playoff roster

The 24-year-old has not yet played in the big leagues.

Chris McShane

Matt Reynolds will be added to the Mets' postseason roster to replace injured shortstop Ruben Tejada. Reynolds, the Mets' second round pick in the 2012 draft out of the University of Arkansas, spent the 2015 season at Triple-A Las Vegas, where he hit .267/.319/.402 with six home runs and 65 RBI in 115 games. He aggravated a back injury late in the season and saw his last game action in a September 7 game against Tacoma.

The need for Reynolds arose after Tejada fractured his right fibula when Chase Utley took him out at second base with a dirty slide that completely changed the complexion of Game 2. The Mets were leading 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh when Utley crashed violently into Tejada to break up a double play. Utley was ruled safe after replay review showed that Tejada never touched second base, completely throwing the neighborhood play out the window. The Dodgers would go on to score four runs in the inning and went on to defeat the Mets 5-2, tying the series at one game a piece.