Uggla's original injury stems from a laceration he sustained on his hand during last Tuesday's celebration when the Braves clinched a playoff spot. He reached in a cooler for a beer, but came out with a cut on his hand instead. Uggla's hand swelled even more before Monday's game, prompting Fredi Gonzalez to leave him out of the lineup.
"He never even grabbed a bat, he just played catch," Gonzalez told braves.com. "[Braves trainer Jeff Porter] said, 'Let's be proactive with this and not make it something worse than it was.'"
Gonzalez also said Uggla isn't even available to pinch-hit Monday.
Despite getting three staples in the wound, Uggla played in the last five games and went 5-for-16 with a double since the injury.Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Dan Uggla, MLB