Uribe, Cespedes could be back for Mets

New York Mets veteran infielder Juan Uribe may be included in the Mets World Series roster despite missing the NLDS and NLCS with a chest injury.

According to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, Uribe was fielding a few balls at third base and practicing his batting at Citi Field on Saturday. 

"Because he's been to this dance before," manager Terry Collins said. "I think his presence in the clubhouse and on the bench would be huge."

Yoenis Cespedes has been out with an injured shoulder since Game 4 of the NLCS, but it looks like things are improving.

He started doing a bit of batting practice on Sunday and after cortisone shots to the left shoulder expects to be ready for Tuesday’s Game 1 of the World Series.

"Compared to the first day, I feel a lot better," Cespedes said through a Cuban interpreter. "I thought I could probably do a little bit more today, but I didn't want to push myself. I wanted to give myself another day before I started doing stuff again."

Initially playing golf was thought to have caused Cespedes’ injury ahead of Game 4 of the NLCS but he has shot that speculation down blaming pushups. 

"I can't really pinpoint exactly what it is that happened," Cespedes said. "I can tell you I don't normally do pushups, but those two days (in Chicago), I was doing pushups because I didn't really have a gym to do other workouts in."