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Dan Uggla opted to undergo LASIK surgery with the Braves firmly in control of the NL East. The Braves called up Tyler Pastornicky to occupy second base during Uggla’s absence but after a collision on Wednesdays his status is up in the air.
Pastornicky collided with outfielder Jason Heyward on a pop fly with one out in the third inning of the Braves win over Philadelphia.
Coaches and players both say they heard Heyward calling for the ball while Pastornicky was trying to get in position to field it.
“I called it early,” Heyward said. “I was saying, ‘Hey, I got it, you guys take it easy, you don’t have to stretch for it,’ but he kept going.”
The result was a collision which left Pastronicky on the ground. He was able to finish the inning.
With Pastronicky out, the Braves shifted Paul Janish to second base and put Andelton Simmons, who was given the day off, on the field.
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The Atlanta Braves recently recalled infielder Tyler Pastornicky to fill the roster spot left vacant by second baseman Dan Uggla,
who’s away from the team to undergo LASIK eye surgery. It now appears the
Braves could be forced to find someone to fill in for Pastornicky, as the
youngster was forced to exit last night’s game against the Philadelphia
Phillies after sustaining...
The Atlanta Braves now have six players out for the season. The latest is second baseman Tyler Pastornicky. MLB.com's Braves beat writer Mark Bowman reported Friday evening that Pastornicky will undergo surgery to repair the torn ACL in his left knee. The surgery will happen on Monday, August 19.
The Braves announced the surgery in a Friday afternoon tweet:
The Atlanta Braves say infielder Tyler Pastornicky is out for the season after injuring his left knee in a collision with teammate Jason Heyward.
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Tough break for Pastornicky The Atlanta Braves have announced that utility infielder Tyler Pastornicky will have season-ending knee surgery on Monday, August 19. Pastornicky hurt his knee Wednesday night when he collided with Braves right fielder Jason Heyward while chasing a pop fly. Pastornickyk suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. The Braves have purchased...
Dan Uggla will undergo LASIK surgery and miss two weeks of action.
The Braves second baseman was diagnosed with astigmatism in Spring Training but put off LASIK surgery because of the amount of time he would miss.
With the Braves comfortably ahead in the NL East, Uggla has decieded now is a good time to undergo LASIK surgery.
“Obviously, I don’t want to go on the...
ATLANTA -- Hampered by vision problems for most of the season, Dan Uggla has finally opted for Lasik eye surgery.
The Braves announced before Tuesday's game against the Phillies that the second basemen would be placed on the disabled list and following the procedure could be out until September. No date has been set for the surgery.
"It was a mutual decision," Uggla...
The Atlanta Braves found out on Tuesday that struggling second baseman Dan Uggla would undergo Lasik eye surgery, which will sideline the man second in home runs for the Braves for close to two weeks.
Uggla, who holds a paltry .186 batting average on the season, had previously planned to undergo the eye surgery following the season, but recent struggles caused the team to for all...
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The Atlanta Braves have placed second baseman Dan Uggla on the 15-day DL following LASIK surgery, and have recalled Tyler Pastornicky from AAA Gwinnett to replace him on the active roster. Uggla's vision has been an issue all season, and he's gone through numerous different contact lenses to attempt to correct his vision issues. The 33-year old's streakiness has hit...
Saw this on the ESPN ticker while drinking last night. It's now been confirmed as real:
Dan Uggla is on the DL after having Lasik surgery that the Braves wanted him to have in the spring.
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The Atlanta Braves have placed second baseman Dan Uggla on the 15-day disabled list so that the veteran can undergo corrective eye surgery, according to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports.
Braves announce Dan Uggla goes to the DL, will have eye surgery, Tyler Pastornicky called up
— Danny Knobler (@DannyKnoblerCBS) August 13, 2013
At this point, there are no further details...
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