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Juan Uribe could miss first round of playoffs with injury

The Mets infielder originally hurt his chest diving for a ground ball at second base on Sunday.

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After re-aggravating his chest cartilage injury in a pinch-hit appearance during Friday's game, Mets infielder Juan Uribe could miss significant time, possibly the first round of the playoffs.

Since being traded from the Atlanta Braves on July 25, Uribe has hit .219/.301/.430. He's also contributed several key hits for the Mets, including a walk-off single against the Dodgers and a two-run pinch-hit home run against the Yankees.

Uribe initially hurt his chest diving for a ball at second base on Sunday against the Yankees, then re-aggravated the injury yesterday on a checked swing. X-rays were negative, but Terry Collins said Uribe could still miss enough time to necessitate leaving him off the roster for the National League Division Series.

Although he likely wouldn't have started, Uribe was expected to have been a strong bat off the bench during the postseason, where he could spell either David Wright at third base or Daniel Murphy at second.