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MILWAUKEE -- Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada was out of the Mets' lineup Thursday at Milwaukee, a precautionary measure after Tejada took a Taijuan Walker fastball to the batting helmet Wednesday in Seattle.
Tejada was tested for a possible concussion under MLB's testing procedure but passed and was cleared to travel, manager Terry Collins said Thursday.
"I talked to the trainers last night and we thought we'd give him one more day just as a precaution," Collins said before the Mets' 9-1 loss to the Brewers at Miller Park. "He feels great, said he could play but we'll just give him today and get him back in there tomorrow."
The team's medical staff will continue to monitor Tejada, who is batting .235 in 87 games this season.
"It looked bad, but I don't feel bad," Tejada said. "I know it's dangerous to get hit by a pitch like that, but I don't feel anything. If I see something, I'll say something."
The Mets recalled infielder Wilmer Flores from Triple-A Las Vegas earlier Thursday. Flores started at shortstop in place of Tejada and went 1-for-3.
MLB Team Report - New York Mets - NOTES, QUOTES
STREAK: Lost one
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--OF Curtis Granderson returned to the Mets lineup and hit in the leadoff spot Thursday after missing the last two games due to a stomach illness. Granderson went 0-for-4.
--INF Wilmer Flores was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas Thursday and started at shortstop in place of Ruben Tejada, who was hit in the head with a fastball by Seattle's Taijuan Walker on Wednesday. In his last 26 minor league games, Flores hit .340 with eight home runs. He finished the day 1-for-3, singling in the third inning.
--OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis was optioned to Triple-A Nashville Thursday. Nieuwenhuis hit .246 in 67 plate appearances this season.
--SS Ruben Tejada passed MLB's concussion testing protocols and traveled with the Mets but was not in the lineup Thursday, a day after he was hit in the head with a fastball by Seattle RHP Taijuan Walker. He's expected to be back in the lineup Friday.
QUOTE TO NOTE: "We know Dillon is better than that. He knows he is better than that." -- Mets manager Terry Collins on RHP Dillon Gee after a 9-1 loss to Milwaukee on Thursday.
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