Juan Uribe not making progress from chest injury, NLDS in doubt
More and more it’s looking like Juan Uribe may be sidelined for the Division Series, if not longer.
Terry Collins said on Thursday morning Uribe has made minimal to no progress since aggravating a chest injury he sustained during the series against the Yankees while diving after a ball.
Collins said the injury is where the sternum meets the clavicle, and it’s possible there is some separation in the area.
Collins would not offer any kind of timetable for Uribe to return.
But needless to say, his presence on the field would be missed both spiritually and from a productions standpoint as well. He has tremendous value against left-handed pitching and could be a great asset against the likes of Clayton Kershaw and Brett Anderson. But his experience and presence are significant as well, as he’s proven in the eight weeks he’s been with the club since being acquired from the Braves.
There are still eight days between now and the Division Series, and Sandy Alderosn said in regards to injured players specifically they will wait until they are forced to submit a playoff roster before making any decisions.
It’s worth noting if a player becomes injured in a playoff series and has to be replaced, that player is ineligible for ht next playoff series. So, if theres any doubt about Uribe, he is not likely to be included for the Division Series.