Sunday, June 23, 2013

Update on Braves’ Uggla and Wood and Their CLs

Here’s the latest on Uggla, his hitting, and his contact lenses from the Atlanta Journal & Constitution: “Dan Uggla played his first game Friday night wearing new contact lenses and already came away encouraged. He went 0-for-2 with two walks but also hit a flyball nearly 400 feet to left  center field in the fifth inning of a 2-0 loss to the Brewers. ‘I felt great,’ Uggla said afterward. ‘The way I saw the ball tonight was night-and-day different than what it’s been. To get adjusted this quick to the contacts is really encouraging.’” Read more.

In another AJC post, there was an update about Braves pitcher Alex Wood: “Like his teammate Dan Uggla, rookie left-hander Alex Wood was encouraged by his first game wearing using new contact lenses Friday night against the Brewers. ‘It was awesome,’ Wood said. ‘I could see. I didn’t have to worry about glasses or anything. It was good.’ He proved it by going out and pitching a scoreless inning Saturday as well, in the first work of his career on back-to-back days. Wood gave up a leadoff double to Rickie Weeks before striking out the side in order to strand Weeks at second. ‘He did a terrific job,’ Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. ‘The velocity was good to see there again. And the changeup he threw, the last pitch to (Norichika) Aoki might have been the best changeup he’s thrown all year. That ball just plain disappeared.’” Read more.

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