This designation seemed likely considering Uribe hasn't been able to play much since suffering a chest injury diving for a ball Sept. 20. He hasn't been ruled out for future rounds if the Mets advance, but it's unlikely the 36-year-old will be used as anything more than a pinch-hitter at this point in the season.
Franco will likely join Gigantes del Cibao in early November and then finish up sometime in December. He slashed .280/.343/.497 with 14 home runs and a stolen base in 304 at-bats for the Phillies in a 2015 season plagued by injuries.
Uribe first suffered damage to cartilage in his chest two weeks ago while diving for a grounder. He then aggravated the injury during a pinch-hitting appearance in Cincinnati on Sept. 25. Uribe is still unable to do any baseball activity and is likely to be left off the roster unless he shows material improvement the next few days.
Franco promptly returned to his hitting ways after returning from the disabled list, belting his first home run since Aug. 10. The 23-year-old has exceeded expectations in his rookie season, posting a .359 wOBA and .219 ISO. With impressive numbers in 300 at-bats, Franco will be an intriguing player to follow next year.
Harrison had come in to Saturday's contest in a 3-for-18 funk, so his first three-bagger of the season came at an opportune time. The 28-year-old has posted respectable offensive production in 2015, but his numbers are disappointing when compared to his 2014 campaign, even factoring in his 105 fewer plate appearances. Nevertheless, Harrison figures to be counted on during the Pirates' postseason run, however lengthy it may be.
Turner just continues his breakout season, as this marks his 16th dinger of the year. Since joining the Dodgers last season, Turner has developed into a completely different player, as he has doubled most of his career numbers in that two-year span. It remains to be seen what they'll do with him next year considering all the young depth the Dodgers have, but he's definitely played well enough to earn an everyday role yet again.
The Cardinals opted to remove the majority of their regular starters prior to the start of the game, one that has been delayed for nearly an hour due to rain. Mark Reynolds will get the start at third base instead and hit fourth in the lineup.
The ridiculous season continues for Arenado, as that marks his 42nd home run and 42nd double of the season. An even more ridiculous number is that he has 130 RBI this year.
Arenado should be garnering MVP votes, but the Rockies are just too bad to get any support from the voters. He should easily be a top-25 pick going into next season.