KANSAS CITY -- The Mets added veteran infielder Juan Uribe to the World Series roster on Tuesday morning. He takes the place of rookie Matt Reynolds, the backup shortstop.

Uribe, 36, has missed the entire postseason with a chest contusion. He was injured on Sept. 20 while making a diving play and aggravated the injury on Sept. 25 on a checked swing. Uribe has not appeared in a game since. But he made progress recently and had taken batting practice on Monday, on the eve of Game 1 of the World Series.

In Uribe, the Mets re-gain a strong righthanded hitting bat off the bench. But perhaps just as importantly, Uribe provides a presence the Mets had been lacking. He has played in two World Series as a member of the world champion White Sox [2005] and Giants [2010].

Uribe hit .219 with six homers and 20 RBIs for the Mets following his July trade from the Braves.