When the Atlanta Braves take the field Thursday for the first game of the National League Division Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers, they'll be doing it without Dan Uggla, who was left off the playoff roster after basically being terrible all year.
Dan Uggla, highest paid Atlanta Brave this year, officially left off NLDS roster. @FOXSports1
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) October 2, 2013
Uggla made $13 million in salary this season but managed to hit .179 with 171 strikeouts. He also went 10-for-101 with one extra-base hit in his last 36 games.
The Braves have tabbed Elliot Johnson to start the NLDS, though they could bring back Uggla for any rounds to which they advance.
Pitchers Freddy Garcia and David Hale and position players Jose Constanza and Paul Janish made the roster over Uggla. B.J. Upton even made the roster, but he at least has defensive and pinch-running abilities.
And there was much rejoicing.
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