• Ruben Tejada played five innings at shortstop Friday for the Gulf Coast League Mets, finishing 1-for-2 in his rehab debut. Tejada, who has been sidelined since May 30 with a strained right quad, is scheduled to play seven innings in the field Saturday. Collins has said that Tejada must earn his starting job back one he returns from the disabled list.
• Knicks first-round draft pick Tim Hardaway Jr. met with Mets players and took swings in an indoor batting cage Friday, one day after the Knicks selected him 24th overall. Hardaway, who attended the University of Michigan, shares his alma mater with Mets principal owner Fred Wilpon.