Uribe lifted after making diving play vs. Yanks

Uribe lifted after making diving play vs. Yanks

NEW YORK -- Mets infielder Juan Uribe left Sunday's 11-2 Mets loss to the Yankees with a chest contusion after diving to field a ground ball in the third inning.

X-rays came back negative, but Uribe still felt sore after the game and is scheduled to undergo an MRI exam on Monday.

"He's pretty sore on the upper part of the chest," manager Terry Collins said after Sunday's game. "The X-ray didn't show anything, but we'll get him looked at tomorrow."

Uribe was shaken up after diving for Brett Gardner's two-out infield hit, spending several minutes talking to trainer Ray Ramirez on the field. He remained in the game and took his at-bat in the bottom of the inning, but played just one additional inning on defense. Daniel Murphy replaced Uribe at second base in the top of the fifth.

Uribe, who came to the Mets alongside Kelly Johnson in a July 24 trade, is batting .214 in his new home. But six of his 27 hits have been home runs, several of them in big spots, and Uribe has also drawn rave reviews for his influence inside the clubhouse.

Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDiComo and Facebook, and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.