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Mets injury update: Yoenis Cespedes avoids serious injury, but Juan Uribe is still ailing

The Mets received good news on their slugging outfielder, but Juan Uribe could be out longer than expected.

In yesterday's game between Philadelphia and New York, Yoenis Cespedes was hit on the hand, which undoubtedly caused Mets fans everywhere to hold their collective breath.

He immediately left the game to get an X-ray, and thankfully nothing was broken. Cespedes was held out of the lineup today, which makes sense considering the Mets have already clinched the NL East, and there's no reason to risk any further injury.

The news wasn't as good for Juan Uribe however.

Since being traded to the Mets, Uribe has posted a slash line of .219/.301/.430 with an ISO of .211, and a wRC+ of 103. He's hit six home runs in 143 plate appearances, and has become a key late-inning power threat for New York. According to Terry Collins, Uribe's injury is specifically "where the sternum meets the clavicle. Says cartilage-related and bruise, but also said may be separation."

The Mets won't have to make a decision on whether or not to place him on the NLDS roster for a few days, but their time is quickly running out.

Fortunately for Steven Matz, his back stiffness is clearing up, and he could even get into game action this weekend.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Terry Collins said Steven Matz will toss a baseball today and should get as many as 5-6 innings in relief Saturday or Sunday.</p>&mdash; Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) <a href="">October 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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If he proves to be healthy, the Mets will have a four-man rotation for the playoffs consisting of Matz, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, and Matt Harvey. Bartolo Colon would likely occupy a spot in the bullpen, and could be used in long relief, or spot start if it was necessary.