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Braves set NLDS roster; Uggla left off


The Atlanta Braves have released their roster for the National League division series against the Dodgers Wednesday, and 2B Dan Uggla was left off the list.

Uggla, the highest-paid player on the team this season, hit only .122 in 49 September at-bats after returning from eye surgery.

Uggla has lost playing time recently to Elliot Johnson, who is the likely starter at second base.

The three-time All-Star has struggled during his time in Atlanta.

This season was not much different.

Uggla hit 22 homers, but only batted .179.

Perhaps a surprise to Braves fans, OF B.J. Upton is on the postseason roster.

Upton, like Uggla, has been in a season-long slump in his first year with the Braves, hitting only .184.

Other notable roster snubs include P Paul Maholm (10-11, 4.41 ERA) and relief pitcher Scott Downs.


Pitchers (11): Kris Medlen, Mike Minor, Julio Teheran, Alex Wood, Freddy Garcia, Luis Avilan, Luis Ayala, David Carpenter, David Hale, Jordan Walden, Craig Kimbrel

Catchers (3): Brian McCann, Evan Gattis, Gerald Laird

Outfielders (6): Jason Heyward, Justin Upton, B.J. Upton, Jose Constanza, Reed Johnson, Jordan Schafer

Infielders (5): Freddie Freeman, Andrelton Simmons, Chris Johnson, Elliot Johnson, Paul Janish

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