Juan Uribe still idle, seemingly unlikely to be available for the NLCS
If the Mets advance to the National League Championship Series, they’re going to probably be without Juan Uribe once again.
Uribe, who injured his chest diving after a ball in a game against the Yankees more than three weeks ago, has not begun baseball activities and there is no timetable for that process to begin, either.
As such, it would seem unlikely Uribe would be available in time for Saturday, which marks the beginning of the NLCS either in New York against the Cubs or in St. Louis against the Cardinals if the Mets advance.
There’s no option that can replace Uribe and his postseason experience. It’s one of the reasons Sandy Alderson acquired Uribe to begin with, and he’s already shown a knack for the big hit in key situations for the club during the regular year.
In this Division Series alone, Uribe would have been a very valuable right-handed weapon for Terry Collins against the likes of Clayton Kershaw and Brett Anderson.
Sandy Alderson recently said Uribe’s injury is cartilage-related, seemingly in the upper part of his chest towards the clavicle. X-rays and MRI’s taken since the injury have shown no break, but Uribe remains unavailable at this time.