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.
LOS ANGELES — Giancarlo Stanton, Josh Donaldson, and Tommy Kahnle were activated by the New York Yankees ahead of their weekend series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
New York cleared three roster spots after a 1-0 loss at Seattle, optioning infielder-outfielders Oswaldo Cabrera and Franchy Cordero to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre along with left-hander Matt Krook.
Stanton, Donaldson and Kahnle all played in a rehab game for Double-A Somerset. Stanton was hitless in three at-bats in his first appearance since injuring his left hamstring on April 15.
Donaldson went 1 for 4 in his fourth rehab game as he comes back from a strained right hamstring originally sustained on April 5.
Kahnle pitched one inning, giving up one run and one hit and walking two. He has been out since spring training with right biceps tendinitis.
Aaron Boone said he wasn’t concerned about Stanton returning after playing in just one rehab game. He did say that Stanton likely will be a designated hitter for a couple of weeks after rejoining the Yankees.
New York is missing centerfielder Harrison Bader, who strained his right hamstring against the Mariners and went on the injured list the next day.
Left-hander Carlos Rodón, sidelined since spring training by a sore left forearm and an ailing back, was transferred to the 60-day injured list.