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New York Yankees non-roster invitees to watch this spring

Ruben Tejada

We all love “the little engine that could” (aka Ronald Torreyes), but Ruben Tejada could give him a run for his money this spring.

After being released by the New York Mets in March of 2016, Tejada appeared in 43 total games in the Cardinals and Giants minor league systems and slashed .303/.337/.414 with an OPS of .752.

The 27-year old didn’t do much in the majors (.167/.247/.242), but has always impressed with his glove and packs some previous major league success. 

In 2012, Tejada maintained a .333 OBP in 114 games for the Mets and even finished with the second-highest batting average (.289) among National League shortstops with at least 500 plate appearances.

He has fallen off since the infamous “Chase Utley slide,” but the latest reclamation project for the Bombers could possibly make the team out of the gate if he impresses in camp.

At the very least, he’ll be the starting shortstop with the RailRiders and serve as an injury replacement in case health goes haywire.

Which non-roster invites are you most looking forward to watching this spring? As always, let your voices be heard in the comments below.