Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez remained patient with Dan Uggla over the course of the past three months. But before Sunday night's win over the Phillies, he informed Uggla that he was removing him from his role as the team's everyday second baseman.

Gonzalez plans to utilize Martin Prado as his starting second baseman over the next few weeks. This creates the likelihood that the right-handed-hitting Reed Johnson and left-handed-hitting Jose Constanza will form a platoon in left field.

"It's not a doghouse situation," Gonzalez said. "It's a situation where you feel you have to do something for the team."