Braves second baseman Dan Uggla endured a career-worst season as a 33-year-old and will be left off the roster for the National League Division Series against the Dodgers beginning Thursday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution suggests Tuesday.
With Elliot Johnson starting 11 of the final 20 games at second base, Uggla will not be asked to be on the roster for the NLDS. A person close to the situation said the team had a difficult time making that decision.
Uggla hit 22 homers this season, but his .179 batting average was the worst in the majors among those who qualify with enough at-bats. Uggla set the franchise record for strikeouts in a season with 171.
That said, manager Fredi Gonzalez said as recently as Friday that he expected Uggla to be on the roster unless “something crazy happens.”