Uribe was examined by the Brewers' team doctor on Thursday and will not see a specialist in Houston, as was considered.
Uribe injured the wrist sliding into home plate on Sunday against the Padres, He sustained similar injuries playing in San Francisco that usually sidelined him only a "couple" of games. He will try to take batting practice on Friday.
Uribe did not start on Wednesday night, either, but manager Don Mattingly said that was because of pitching matchups.
"They said he can play defense, but not bat," said Mattingly on Thursday. "I had him in there today. I didn't hear about this until during the [Wednesday] game. They told me he can't swing. I was caught by surprise last night."
Uribe is hitting .235 with one double and one RBI in 34 at-bats. In the second year of a three-year, $21 million deal, last year he hit .204 with a .293 slugging percentage and missed the final two months after undergoing surgery for a sports hernia.
Jerry Hairston Jr. started at third base on Thursday and was a defensive star, with two key late-inning plays.