Well, that’s a new one.
The powerful Atlanta Braves second baseman has been battling eye problems all season long, though, he attempted to get specialized contacts to help correct the issues last month. Uggla suggested they worked, citing the difference as ‘night and day’ but they apparently didn’t help that well as his batting average continued to plummet – bottoming out at .186 where it currently sits.
Hoping to completely alleviate the problems, Dan Uggla underwent eye surgery and was placed on the disabled list by the Braves this morning.
While no official announcement has been released, it’s expected that Uggla underwent the popular Lasik operation, something many Major League hitters have done before, some of which like Todd Helton and Tony Gwynn have attributed to their success.
As for when Uggla returns, that’s anybody’s guess. Given the Braves lead in the National League East, they certainly don’t need to rush him. It’s likely Uggla will miss the next few weeks before Atlanta brings him back to tune-up for the postseason.
The Memphis native, despite hitting a lowly .186 has 21 home runs and 53 RBI through 112 games.