Jose Reyes on former teammate Ruben Tejada: “Something’s wrong.”

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Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes is disappointed former teammate Ruben Tejada hasn’t secured the starting shortstop job with the Mets. According to Newsday’s Anthony Rieber, Reyes said “something’s wrong” with Tejada.

Reyes elaborated:

“Every time I talk to him, I try to give him some advice,” Reyes said. “What can I do? I try to push him to do stuff. I don’t know if he gets it or not . . . You have to work, man. When you’re younger, you think you have everything there for you. But if you do something wrong, it’s going to go away. Quick.

“When I was there, I always give a lot of advice to him . . . My last year there, every time I talk to him: ‘This is going to be your position for a long time. Don’t let it go away.’ See what happened now? It’s 2015 and he doesn’t have a position to play.”

Mets manager Terry Collins, one of the few who has defended the 25-year-old Tejada against a torrent of criticism, took no issue with the comments Reyes made, as Newsday’s Marc Carig reports. Collins said, “I think the world of Jose Reyes. Apparently, he may know something I don’t.” Collins may welcome the opportunity that an outside agitator might light a fire under Tejada.

Wilmer Flores, 23, is likely to open up the regular season at shortstop while Tejada watches from the bench. Flores posted a .664 OPS in 274 plate appearances last season, which was only marginally higher than the .652 mark Tejada put up in 419 plate appearances.

Indians’ Kluber has cast removed, making progress

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CLEVELAND (AP) Indians ace Corey Kluber had the hard cast protecting his broken right arm removed and the two-time Cy Young winner is healing as hoped.

Kluber underwent imaging texts Thursday, which showed that his ulna is mending properly. Cleveland manager Terry Francona said Kluber can begin range of motion and that he will be re-examined in two weeks.

The right-hander broke his arm when he was struck flush by a line drive hit by Miami’s Brian Anderson on May 1. At the time, the Indians said surgery wasn’t needed, and Francona said the medical staff told him Kluber was having “expected healing.”

Kluber has been fitted with a protective brace. He said it was a relief to have the cast off and is excited that he “can do a lot more now.”

The 33-year-old ran sprints in the outfield before the series opener against Tampa Bay.

Kluber won 20 games last season and at least 18 in each of the past three seasons. He is 2-3 with a 5.80 ERA in seven starts this year.

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