In what should overjoy many fans, reports indicate that Dan Uggla will not be on the Atlanta Braves' roster during the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, braves.com reports.
The stats are horrific for a man making a team-high $13 million. Uggla hit .179 with 22 home runs in 136 games in the regular season. He got even worse after having LASIK eye surgery to fix his vision in August, batting .133 with one homer over his final 24 games.
That led to Fredi Gonzalez meeting with Uggla among the fringe players who may not make the playoffs cut when the Braves make their roster announcement Wednesday, with a source citing Uggla among those who won't be playing for Atlanta in the NLDS.
If that comes to pass, Elliot Johnson would take over the starting second base duties, which he did with good results. Since being acquired from the Kansas City Royals, Johnson has hit .261 with eight stolen bases in 32 games.
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