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Anderson Tejeda to miss time with shoulder problem

Down East shortstop Anderson Tejeda will reportedly miss time due to discomfort in his left shoulder

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Anderson Tejeda, the Texas Rangers’ shortstop prospect currently with the Down East Wood Ducks, will miss the “next couple of weeks,” per Evan Grant on Twitter, due to discomfort in his left shoulder.

The good news is that Tejeda throws righthanded, so this is his non-throwing shoulder. The bad news is that it is a shoulder issue, on the heels of shortstop Chris Seise missing the rest of 2019 due to a torn labrum in his shoulder, after he missed all of 2018 with a shoulder issue.

Tejeda, who just turned 21, came into the season as one of the Rangers’ top position player prospects after slashing .259/.331/.439 for high-A Down East in 2018 with good defense at shortstop. He returned to Down East in 2019, in large part because he was attempting to convert to switch-hitting — a natural lefthanded hitter, he has struggled mightily in his career against lefty pitchers. Tejeda is slashing just .234/.315/.386 this season, though if he has been dealing with shoulder discomfort, that might help explain some of his issues.