Dan Uggla produced above-average stats, particularly for a second baseman, for the first six seasons of his career with the Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves. He continued to hit well for the first two months of the 2012 season, his second with the Braves, until he stopped producing much of anything. This season, the drop-off continued; Uggla's batting .194 with a team-high 92 strikeouts. Is he just losing it at age 33?
He appears to be losing something. After Braves coach Scott Fletcher spilled the beans to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Uggla admitted he's had vision problems since "late last year" and was diagnosed with astigmatism in spring training. He might get Lasik surgery if new contact lenses — for which he was fitted Thursday — don't help.
From the AJC:
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