Juan Uribe not expected to be available for World Series

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The Mets are headed to the World Series for the first time since 2000, but Marc Carig of Newsday hears that Juan Uribe is expected to remain sidelined due to cartilage damage in his chest.

Uribe originally suffered the injury when he dove for a ground ball on September 20. The veteran infielder returned to action three days later, but he aggravated the injury during a pinch-hit appearance on September 25. He hasn’t played in a game since.

Uribe tested himself with some limited baseball activity in recent days, but he apparently hasn’t shown enough progress to be activated as a bench player. Kirk Nieuwenhuis took his spot on the roster for the first two rounds of the playoffs.