Mets’ Juan Uribe not expected to be ready for potential NLCS
If the New York Mets pull off a Game 5 win over the Dodgers to advance in the postseason, they’ll still be without infielder Juan Uribe.
Manager Terry Collins told reporters before the Mets’ 3-1 loss to the Dodgers in Game 4 of the NLDS on Monday that there is little chance Uribe recovers from injury in time to be included on New York’s NLCS roster if they win Game 5 of the NLDS on Thursday in Los Angeles.
Uribe initially suffered a chest contusion on Sept. 20 while diving for a groundball playing second base, and aggravated the injury five days later while pinch-hitting.
ESPN.com reports that Uribe is still not participating in baseball activities, nearly three weeks after his pinch-hit at-bat.
While Uribe hit a mere .219/.301/.430 with the Mets in the regular season, he drove in 20 runs in 44 games and is known for being a clutch performer in the postseason.