Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/1/13
When the Braves announce their National League Division Series roster on Wednesday there is a distinct possibility Dan Uggla will not be included. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez met with some players regarding roster decisions after the team held a workout that was closed to media members on Tuesday at Turner Field. An industry source said Uggla was informed that he will not be part of the 25-man roster the Braves will use during their best-of-five NLDS matchup against the Dodgers. Before making anything official on Wednesday the Braves will first evaluate the health of some of the players including right-handed reliever Jordan Walden who has been ineffective in three of the four appearances he has made since missing three weeks with a strained groin. If Uggla is indeed left off the roster the Braves could go with a 12-man pitching staff which could provide some insurance in the event that Walden’s struggles continue. Uggla has batted .179 with 22 home runs and a .671 OPS in 136 games this season. The veteran second baseman has hit .133 with one home run and a .508 OPS in the 77 plate appearances he has compiled while playing 24 games since undergoing LASIK surgery to repair his vision in August.
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