Ruben Tejada activated from disabled list by Cardinals

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ST. LOUIS (AP) _ St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Ruben Tejada has been activated from the 15-day disabled list after recovering from a strained left quadriceps, which he hurt in the last game of spring training.

Infielder Greg Garcia was optioned to Triple-A Memphis after Sunday’s victory over Cincinnati.

The 26-year-old Tejada figured to be the starter in place of Jhonny Peralta, who is recovering from surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb. Rookie Aledmys Diaz and Jedd Gyorko have both played well, in the field at the plate, and Garcia also started at shortstop.

St. Louis signed ejada on March 19 after he was released by the New York Mets. He was injured March 31. In three injury rehabilitation games with Double-A Springfield last week he was 3 for 9 with a double.