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Dan Uggla on track to return from disabled list Wednesday

Aug 24, 2013, 12:04 PM EDT

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Dan Uggla underwent LASIK surgery on August 16 to combat lingering vision issues, but he’s on track to return from the disabled list as soon as he’s eligible.

According to Mark Bowman of, Uggla will begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday. He’s slated to play two games in the minors before being activated next Wednesday.

Uggla has generally hit for low batting averages during his career, but he has reached a new low this season, hitting just .186 through 112 games. His 31.7 percent strikeout rate is fourth-highest among qualified hitters while only the Astros’ Chris Carter and the Pirates’ Pedro Alvarez have made contact at a lower rate. The 33-year-old told Chris Iseman of earlier this week that he “can see a lot more clear,” but acknowledged that the procedure is “not just going to cure everything.” However, given how he has performed this season, it certainly can’t hurt.

  1. scdocal - Aug 24, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Hope he can come back and pick up where JHey left off. Yeah I know it’s a long shot but he did go on a 33 game hitting streak a couple years. I know I am grasping for straws but dammit I am losing hope. Somebody has got to step up.

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  3. jlee999 - Aug 26, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    Dan Uggla has not always been a .186 hitter. Before coming to the Braves, he hit well above .250 for the Marlins. He has had spells this year where he broke the malaise, but the spells were much too short.

    I hope that a couple of minor league games will help him to reclaim his batting eye (no pun intended). He is fully capable of bigger and better things and I hope this break and surgery helps him to become a terror at the plate.

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