Uribe 'real iffy' to make NLDS roster
NEW YORK -- With five days to go before he must set his National League Division Series roster, Mets manager Terry Collins called injured infielder Juan Uribe "real iffy" to make the cut.
"He is still unable to do any physical stuff," Collins said before the Mets' regular-season finale against the Nationals. "We're going to see where he is on Tuesday and Wednesday, to determine if he stays here with the hospital group and continues to get therapy. If he's ready to do some baseball-activity stuff, he'll probably need to go to Florida. But that has been undecided at this time."
Uribe, who hit .219 with six home runs in 44 games after coming to the Mets in a late July trade, has not played since aggravating a chest injury Sept. 25 in Cincinnati. If he is not healthy enough to make the NLDS roster, it will most likely free up a spot for outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis to make the team in his place.
Other projected members of the Mets' bench include catcher Kevin Plawecki, outfielders Michael Cuddyer and Juan Lagares, and infielders Wilmer Flores and Kelly Johnson. The team has considered carrying only six relief pitchers and seven bench players, but is leaning heavily toward a more traditional six-man bench.