"He never even grabbed a bat, he just played catch," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "[Braves trainer Jeff Porter] said, 'Let's be proactive with this and not make it something worse than it was.'"
Gonzalez entered Monday's game with the mindset that Uggla would be unavailable even in a pinch-hit role. But he said he was hopeful the veteran second baseman would be ready to return to the lineup on Tuesday night.
Uggla suffered the laceration after reaching into a tub of ice to grab a beer during the celebration. He recorded five hits, including a double, in 16 at-bats since the injury.