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Mets World Series news: Juan Uribe likely won't be on roster

The second baseman won't make a return for the final push.

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Juan Uribe won't be on the World Series roster after missing both the Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers and the National League Championship Series against the Chicago CubsMarc Carig is reporting.

Uribe suffered a bone bruise in his chest during the September 20 game against the New York Yankees, and has appeared in only two games since then. He re-aggravated his injury against the Cincinnati Reds five days later.

In 44 games with the Mets, he hit .219 with six home runs and 20 RBIs. His role—a utility infielder and pinch hitter—has been filled by Kelly Johnson, who has one hit in six at-bats in the postseason.

In reality, the need for a utility infielder—albeit one with pop—will be low in the World Series. Starters are expected to play all game, and with five full days off before the World Series starts on Tuesday and two off-days built in to the seven-game set, the Mets should be pretty well rested. Between two and four of the games will be played at the American League ballpark, meaning that double-switches and pinch-hitters will be rarely employed.