Wed, 02 Oct 2013 12:22:22 -0700
Atlanta Braves 2B Dan Uggla is not on the team's 25-man roster for the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The roster includes slumping OF B.J. Upton and SP Freddy Garcia. SP Paul Maholm also did not make the roster after going 10-11 with a 4.41 ERA on the season. Uggla hit only .122 in 49 at-bats in the season's final month. 2B Elliot Johnson is expected to start at second base in the series.
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 16:31:34 -0700
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez expects both OF B.J. Upton and 2B Dan Uggla to be on the postseason roster. "Unless something crazy happens, yeah," Gonzalez said. "I think so." Both Upton and Uggla are hitting under .200 and have been benched recently. Uggla could start or back up 2B Elliot Johnson.
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:09:59 -0700
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is giving 2B Dan Uggla and OF B.J. Upton more opportunities down the stretch, trying to let them work out of their slumps. "B.J. and I have struggled more than we can ever imagine," Uggla said. "Believe me, it's not from a lack of work and effort. We've had so many blisters on our hands from hitting in the cage. But now it's time to stop working on things. You've got to realize who you are as a hitter and what kind of hitter you are and go with it."
Wed, 04 Sep 2013 09:03:30 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Jordan Schafer (quadriceps) was scratched from the lineup with a left quadriceps contusion Wednesday, Sept. 4. OF B.J. Upton is replacing Schafer in the outfield and is hitting leadoff.
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 08:48:13 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (jaw) will have surgery Thursday, Aug. 22, to fix two fractures in his jaw. He's expected to miss four to six weeks. Since June 9, he was hitting .291/.373/.495 and was .357/.426/.607 in his last 22 games. OFs B.J. Upton and Jordan Schafer or SS Andrelton Simmons are the candidates to move into the leadoff spot with Heyward out.
Fantasy Tip: As David Schoenfield notes, Schafer is probably the biggest beneficiary of PT with Heyward out. The Bravos could also mix in Evan Gattis in the outfield, too.
Sun, 11 Aug 2013 13:31:44 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Justin Upton (hamstring) left the game against the Miami Marlins Sunday, Aug. 11, because of cramping in his left hamstring. He was removed during the fifth inning after reaching base on a fielder's choice, with older brother B.J. Upton replacing him as a pinch runner.
Sat, 03 Aug 2013 13:23:17 -0700
The Atlanta Braves have activated OF B.J. Upton (calf) from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, C Gerald Laird (kidney) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 26.
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 20:55:43 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF B.J. Upton (calf) went 1-for-5 with three strikeouts Friday, Aug. 2, in his last minor-league rehab game for Triple-A Gwinnett.
Thu, 01 Aug 2013 16:21:05 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF B.J. Upton (groin) doubled in both of his at-bats with Triple-A Gwinnett Thursday, Aug. 1. He went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in five innings Wednesday, July 31. "For the first time in two weeks facing live pitching, the at-bats were good," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "He'll go again (Thursday and Friday) and we'll check with him and see if he needs a couple more days, more at-bats, before we bring him up here."
Fantasy Tip: When Upton returns, possibly this weekend, Evan Gattis will return to less-frequent at-bats, making it tough to hang onto him in deep mixed leagues if he's not playing every day.
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 13:28:04 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF B.J. Upton (adductor) will begin his rehab assignment in the minors Wednesday, July 31, and it'll last three games. OF Jordan Schafer (foot) could start his rehab assignment Saturday, Aug. 3.