PORT ST. LUCIE — Position players and pitchers exist as different species occupying the same terrain in baseball’s universe. Their routines and schedules only occasionally intersect, particularly in spring training.
Here in Mets camp, though, shortstop Ruben Tejada and starting pitcher Johan Santana cross those lines and share a special bond. That’s partly because they share an agent, Peter Greenberg. Yet it’s also because Tejada, 23, still could benefit from some veteran guidance, and he is the oldest Latino position player on the Mets.