Juan Uribe has begun taking ground balls at first base
Juan Uribe has played in a total four games at first base in his 15-year big league career, having started only one of them.
Because of his inexperience, Uribe has said previously he isn’t comfortable playing there in a meaningful game down the stretch this season.
None the less, Uribe was taking ground balls at first base on Tuesday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park, in an effort to make him more versatile and increase his playing time now that David Wright is back and is expected to get the bulk of the time at third base.
Still, he probably has a ways to go before even being considered for even a substitution at first base. Presumably he would be used there in a blowout at first before getting a start, if any of this happens at all.
The Mets have been using both Daniel Murphy and Michael Cuddyer at first base in place of Lucas Duda while Duda’s back heals on the disabled list.