Uggla rejoins Braves after eye surgery

The Sports Xchange
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The Atlanta Braves activated second baseman Dan Uggla from the 15-day disabled list after he underwent LASIK eye surgery on Aug. 13.
Uggla was scheduled to start Wednesday night's game against the Cleveland Indians.
The 33-year-old veteran was struggling at the plate this season before the procedure, hitting .186 (.133 after the All-Star break) with 21 home runs and 53 RBIs and a National League-leading 146 strikeouts. He had attributed his problems to his vision.
In two rehab starts for Triple-A Gwinnett, Uggla was 2-for-7 with a home run and four strikeouts.
To clear space for Uggla on the active roster, the Braves optioned outfielder Todd Cunningham to Triple-A Gwinnett.