Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla missed last night’s
contest against the Pittsburgh Pirates with swelling in his injured right hand.
The Braves are currently listing Uggla as day-to-day, as manager Fredi Gonzalez
doesn’t want to worsen the injury any further, reports Mark Bowman of MLB.com:
"He never even grabbed a
bat, he just played catch," Gonzalez said. "[Braves trainer Jeff
Porter] said, 'Let's be proactive with this and not make it something worse
than it was.'"
Uggla sustained the injury, a laceration to his right hand, while
celebrating the clinching of a playoff spot with his teammates. It required
three staples, but he was able to play through it up until the swelling resurfaced
While Uggla wasn’t even available to pinch-hit last night,
Gonzalez is hopeful he can rejoin the Braves’ lineup today. The 32-year-old has
hit .219/.347/.385 with 29 doubles and 19 home runs over 520 at-bats this