KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For those who believe in superstitions, the Mets may have given themselves an advantage Tuesday when they submitted their World Series roster. Juan Uribe won a Series in 2005 with the Chicago White Sox, and again in 2010 with the San Francisco Giants, and now he is on the precipice in 2015, as he made the Mets’ roster as a last-minute addition.
Uribe had missed the past four and a half weeks with a chest injury.
On Monday night, Uribe walked into Manager Terry Collins’s office and told him he felt no discomfort and was ready to play. Collins decided to include him as a right-handed bat off the bench who can back up David Wright at third base and provide leadership.
“He’s still got two World Series rings,” Collins said Tuesday. “I know when he walks up there, he has a feel for what he has to do to get a hit.”