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Mets injury update: Juan Uribe might be ready for World Series roster

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The lovable infielder has been out for a while with a chest injury.

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

With the Mets set to begin the World Series on Tuesday night in Kansas City, it sounds like Juan Uribe might be feeling good enough to play baseball. he has been sidelined since September 25, when he re-aggravated a chest injury that he had suffered earlier in the month. Uribe took batting practice this evening and sounds like he will be good to go for Game 1 tomorrow.

Acquired by the Mets alongside Kelly Johnson in what turned out to be the first of several trades this summer, Uribe hit .219/.301/.430 in 143 plate appearances with the Mets. On top of hitting for power, Uribe filled in admirably for David Wright, who had been out most of the season because of spinal stenosis and returned in August.

If Uribe is healthy, the Mets will reportedly have him take Matt Reynolds's place on the World Series roster. If Wilmer Flores were to suffer an injury—or if Uribe were to aggravate his injury again—Reynolds would presumably be put back on the roster.