The New York Metsexpect to be without infielder Juan Uribe for “a while” after he aggravated a recent chest injury and exited Friday night’s Mets 12–5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in the eighth inning.
After leaving the plate with a 2–2 count, he was replaced by Eric Campbell, who proceeded to strike out and end the at-bat.
X-rays taken on Friday night came back negative, according to MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo.
Uribe initially hurt his chest on Sunday while diving for a ground ball against the New York Yankees. He stayed in for the remainder of the inning, but left and had an X-ray done that came back negative.
Uribe returned to the Mets as a pinch hitter in Wednesday’s game after missing two games. He was not in the Mets lineup on Thursday before starting on Friday.
The Mets’ magic number to clinch the National League East is down to one.
- Christopher Chavez