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Mets’ Juan Uribe takes BP swings prior to NLCS Game 2

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Mets veteran infielder Juan Uribe is showing significant progress towards recovering from a chest injury which he suffered on Sept. 25th against the Cincinnati Reds.

Uribe was seen on the field along with his teammates during batting practice before Game 2 of the NLCS against the Cubs at Citi Field.

Uribe took some swings before the game, and he also took some ground balls on the infield.

Uribe was acquired along with another veteran infielder, Kelly Johnson, from the Atlanta Braves on July 24th. Both Johnson and Uribe have been proven to come up clutch for the Mets in their short tenures with the team.

Thoughts:

The Mets would greatly appreciate the services of the veteran should they advance past the Cubs and make it to the World Series.

Uribe would provide depth for the team and be a security blanket for players such as David Wright and Lucas Duda, who have been in terrible slumps this postseason. Additionally, Uribe would also provide a veteran presence on the field with a team full of budding young superstars.

His postseason success with the 2005 World Champion Chicago White Sox would also help. Uribe provides the Mets another right-hand slugger and is a threat to be a potential game-changer as a pinch-hitter in big spots late in games.

The Mets look good thus far, but there’s no doubt they miss his presence. Should the Mets make the World Series, Uribe is sure to play a big part in it — if healthy.

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