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Mets playoffs: Tejada to be with team for remaining home games

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Tejada's NLDS Game 3 moment will not be his last Citi Field appearance this season.

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Mets manager Terry Collins has announced that Ruben Tejada, whose right fibula was broken courtesy of human piece of garbage Chase Utley and his dirty slide during the National League Division Series, will be with the team for home games for as long as their postseason run continues. He will not travel with the team on the road while his leg, which will not require surgery, continues to heal.

Tejada's on-field appearance prior to Game 3 of the NLDS against the Dodgers, Mets-branded cane and all, was an amazing moment for Tejada and Mets fans alike following the aftermath of Utley's dirty slide during Game 2, and was only the beginning of a memorable night at Citi Field in a 13-7 Mets win. No official plans have yet been announced for Tejada's involvement in Game 1 or 2 of the National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs.

Hopefully for the Tejada, the Mets, and their fans, #WinforRuben will become the 2015 "Ya Gotta Believe."