• Shortstop Ruben Tejada, a late scratch from Monday's game because of a cramped right quad, was feeling better on Tuesday, according to manager Terry Collins, and is expected to return to the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cardinals.
• Sacred Heart University on Tuesday officially named former Mets manager Bobby Valentine its athletic director.
"We recognize that Bobby is an out-of-the-box selection, but we believe his entrepreneurial spirit, extensive sports background and love of athletics make him an ideal choice," Sacred Heart president John J. Petillo said in a statement.
• Infielder Mario Ramirez, who played 18 games for the Mets in 1980, died last week at the age of 55. Ramirez also played parts of five seasons with the Padres.