Mets’ Juan Uribe not expected to be ready for potential NLCS

Veteran infielder Juan Uribe is known for his postseason impact, but the Mets won't be reaping the reward of having him on their roster any time soon.

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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.