X-rays negative on Juan Uribe’s chest, but he’s out for a while

Juan Uribe


The Mets could be without Juan Uribe for a while.

Uribe appeared as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning on Friday night in Cincinnati, and he re-injured his chest on a check swing.

Uribe was removed for Eric Campbell, who proceeded to strike out for Uribe to complete the at-bat.

“We’re going to have to give him some time to rest that up,” Terry Collins said after Friday’s win.

X-rays were negative on Uribe.

Not to mention the fact Uribe’s injury has significant implications on the present and their ability to adequately compensate for resting David Wright, this could have implications on the playoff roster, depending on how much time Uribe ultimately needs to get better.

If he’s out a week, it’s fine. If he’s out for the rest of the regular season, that’s still ok as well. He will have four days to rest and recuperate following the end of the season as well, so in theory he could be fine in time for the playoffs to begin two weeks from now.

But if this injury lingers and he’s not ready, the Mets will be forced to consider secondary options to Uribe such as Eric Campbell. That’s not to say Campbell would be a top secondary choice to Wright at third, as they can always shift Daniel Murphy to third, have Ruben Tejada at shortstop and Wilmer Flores at second base.

But, it lessens the Mets depth on the bench if Uribe is indeed out for more than two weeks.

Hopefully that is not the case.

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