Found October 02, 2013 on Fox Sports South:
The Braves' decision to leave off three veterans on its playoff roster second baseman Dan Uggla, starting pitcher Paul Maholm and lefty reliever Scott Downs after losing so many over the course of the 2013 season caused a stir at Turner Field during team workouts on Wednesday, but it's clear the team believes it is making pragmatic decisions in this regard. As for Uggla, the highest-paid player on the roster, the three-year hitting slump finally reached a tipping point for manager Fredi Gonzalez and general manager Frank Wren. He's hitting .179 with a franchise record 171 strikeouts this season, which does not include his .122.295.184 slash line over the last month of the season. Without a serviceable glove andor usable speed, the Braves went with Elliot Johnson and Paul Janish. As for Maholm, Gonzalez said he did not want to carry three left-handed relievers, which means veteran Freddy Garcia will start Game 4, barring unforeseen circumstances. With Garcia in place,...
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  • Dan Uggla is a true professional and he will come back and be a major player next year. He should have not been left off the roster.
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