Dan Uggla went 2-for-4 with a home run and a single Tuesday night in Triple-A Gwinnett in what he and the Braves expected to be the final outing his two-game injury rehabilitation assignment.
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he would give Uggla the option of playing one more game in Gwinnett if he wanted more at-bats, but even his manager gave Uggla a 95 percent chance of being back in uniform Wednesday in Atlanta.
Uggla told reporters in Gwinnett after Tuesday’s game that he was “100% ready to get back (to Atlanta).”
Wednesday is the first day Uggla is eligible to come off the disabled list after undergoing laser eye surgery on Aug. 16. He went 2-for-7 with four strikeouts in two rehab games with Gwinnett. Uggla is hitting .186 on the season but is second on the team to Justin Upton in homers (21) and walks (62).
“We’ll check with him this evening, but I think he’ll be here tomorrow,” Gonzalez said after Tuesday night’s game against the Indians. “He got seven at-bats the last two days. His timing is getting better and better, so hopefully we can get him to come up here and do what he can do.”
Todd Cunningham is likely the odd man out on the Braves roster but he’s expected to return after rosters expand in September.