Juan Uribe Injury: Updates on Indians 3B's Status and Return

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist

BOSTON, MA - MAY 20:  Juan Uribe #4 of the Cleveland Indians throws to second base in the fifth inning during the game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on May 20, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
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Cleveland Indians third baseman Juan Uribe left June 12's game against the Los Angeles Angels after being hit by a hard ground ball off Mike Trout's bat. However, he's ready to return after missing four games.

Continue for updates.

Uribe Active vs. White Sox

Saturday, June 18

Uribe returned to the lineup Saturday against Chicago.

Uribe's Presence Strongly Felt in the Field

Uribe, 37, has been in the league since 2001 and is batting .217 with two home runs and 13 RBI this year entering Monday's slate of games. He played for the Colorado Rockies, White Sox, San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves and New York Mets before signing with the Indians during the offseason.

He appeared for Los Angeles, Atlanta and New York last season and was with the Mets when they made the World Series, where they lost to the Kansas City Royals.

He is solid with the bat (.255/.302/.418 career slash numbers as of Monday) but is better known for his fielding at the hot corner. He's accounted for 42 total defensive runs saved above average in his career at third base, per FanGraphs.

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