Braves general manager Frank Wren mulling tough decisions

...left off the postseason roster after hitting .179 with 22 homers. Uggla's hitting woes continued following laser eye surgery in August. He hit .083 in August, .112 in September and then was left off the division series roster."I think...

Atlanta Braves secure NL East title, beat Chicago Cubs

...The outfield of Jason Heyward and brothers Justin and B.J. Upton all missed time. Second baseman Dan Uggla had eye surgery and pitcher Tim Hudson broke his right ankle in July, shelving the right-hander for the rest of the season.Atlanta...

Big lead presents options for Braves

...base.The team will have little time before the Aug. 31 trade deadline to see how Dan Uggla responds to corrective eye surgery.Uggla can come off the disabled list Aug. 28 ? only three days before the deadline. General manager Frank Wren made...

Braves' Tyler Pastornicky to undergo season-ending surgery

...the 15-day disabled list so he can have corrective eye surgery."Not the best timing in the world," Pastornicky...night's game.When Uggla was scheduled for the Lasik eye surgery, manager Fredi Gonzalez said the team was confident...

Braves' Dan Uggla to have eye surgery

...finally realized he could not wait any longer to have Lasik eye surgery and was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday...has experimented with contact lenses.Uggla said the eye surgery "was a mutual decision.""Obviously, I don't want...

Deaths at Atlanta VA hospital prompt scrutiny

...afternoon defended the level of care being provided."I've had good treatment here and good care," said Lester Paulus, a 73-year-old retired Navy veteran from Canton, Ga., who received eye surgery and successful cancer treatment.

Medicare pays nearly $124 million to Augusta providers

...a total of just over $7 million, according to the data. The center did not return a call seeking comment Friday. Eye Surgery Center of Augusta received just over $2 million, and five of its physicians were listed as receiving $2.6 million...

MLB Notes

BRAVES: Second baseman Dan Uggla made a rehab start Monday night for Triple-A Gwinnett as he comes back from eye surgery.Uggla was 0 for 3 with two strikeouts against Nortolk.Right-hander Freddy Garcia, recently acquired by the Braves...

Grovetown Lions Club turkey shoot series opens Sept. 27

...including Camp for the Blind, Empty Stocking Fund, Toys for Tots, vision screenings, eyeglasses, Seeing Eye dogs, eye surgeries, hearing aids, ear surgeries, annual senior citizens dinner and the Grovetown Food Pantry.For more details, contact...

Atlanta Braves' play is reminiscent of old times

...such a prominent free-agent signee.Then there was Uggla, who was so desperate to turn things around that he had eye surgery late in the season. It didn't help. His average was even lower than Upton's (.179), though he did account...