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Dan Uggla | Second Baseman

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (34) / 3/11/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 207
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Dan Uggla's second homer of the game was a ninth-inning grand slam to lead the Braves to a 9-6 win over the Phillies on Monday.
Uggla was hitting .195 with no homers and a 12/1 K/BB ratio in 41 at-bats this season before redeeming himself tonight. He had the middle of back-to-back-to-back homers with Evan Gattis and Andrelton Simmons in the eighth and, after a disastrous bottom of the eighth from Luis Avilan, he got the Braves their lead back with the slam in the top of the ninth. It was his third career slam in 97 at-bats with the bases loaded. Apr 14 - 11:33 PM

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Dan Uggla hit his third homer and tripled in his two at-bats against the Astros on Monday.

Uggla, staying very busy this spring, is hitting .273 with a 13/9 K/BB ratio through 33 at-bats. He's not going to hit for average in the regular season, but if the homers and walks are there, the Braves will keep playing him regularly.
Mar 17 - 3:51 PM

Dan Uggla homered again Tuesday, finishing up 2-for-3 against the Phillies.

Uggla has homered in back-to-back games versus the Phillies and is now 7-for-22 this spring. Not that there was any real doubt about him opening the season as a starter, but a strong spring would help his margin for error in April.
Mar 11 - 4:34 PM

Dan Uggla hit his first homer, walked and struck out in his three plate appearances Monday in the Braves' 8-1 defeat of the Phillies.

Uggla hit all of the true outcomes. The home run, which was launched to left field, was especially true. He's now 5-for-19 with six walks and eight strikeouts for the spring. There's probably no way he's hitting .250-.260 this season, but with his eyes fixed and his swing looking a bit quicker, a rebound to .220-.230 is possible.
Mar 10 - 4:21 PM

Dan Uggla, trying to rebound from a season in which he hit .179, went 2-for-2 with an RBI against the Tigers on Wednesday.

Uggla went his final 37 starts and 42 appearances last year without ever collecting multiple hits. His previous two-hit game came on July 24, 2013.
Feb 26 - 4:54 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Yankees have no interest in trading for Braves second baseman Dan Uggla.

The Yankees are now forced to explore the market to fill the void at second base left by Robinson Cano's departure, but Uggla won't be one of the names they consider. Omar Infante is believed to be the preferred option for the Bombers.
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 11:59:00 AM

According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, the Braves will explore trades for Dan Uggla this offseason.

Frisaro opines that a return to the Marlins could be one potential destination for the embattled slugger, who is coming off an extremely disappointing season in which he hit .179/.309/.362 with 22 homers, 55 RBI and 171 strikeouts in 136 games. Uggla is the Marlins all-time leader in home runs, and with a gaping hole at second base a reunion could make sense for both parties, provided the Braves are willing to eat a portion of the $26 million remaining on his contract the next two seasons.
Sat, Oct 26, 2013 12:08:00 AM

Dan Uggla is not on the Braves' roster for the NLDS against the Dodgers.

This confirms a report by MLB.com's Mark Bowman. The Braves will move forward with Elliot Johnson as their starting second baseman. While Uggla will be left off the roster for the NLDS, the Braves intend to include B.J. Upton.
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 01:32:00 PM

MLB.com's Mark Bowman was told by a source that Dan Uggla will be left off the Braves' NLDS roster.

Uggla batted just .103/.290/.134 with one homer, four RBI and 39 strikeouts over his final 124 regular-season plate appearances this season. He's owed $26 million over the next two years. Elliot Johnson will serve as Atlanta's starting second baseman in October.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Tue, Oct 1, 2013 04:16:00 PM

Dan Uggla is getting the night off on Monday.

Paul Janish will start at second base for the Braves, who clinched the National League East crown on Sunday. Uggla is batting .105/.291/.140 in 31 games since August 1.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 03:17:00 PM

Dan Uggla is not in the lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Nationals.

The struggling Uggla hasn't played since last Thursday and he's sitting in favor of Elliot Johnson once again. The 33-year-old is hitting just .114 (4-for-35) with 12 strikeouts since returning from LASIK surgery.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 10:30:00 AM

Dan Uggla is batting just .133 (4-for-30) since returning from the disabled list.

Uggla was hoping that undergoing LASIK surgery would help him out at the plate, but so far that hasn't been the case. He's been benched in favor of Elliot Johnson for three straight nights and his batting line for the season is down to an ugly .182/.311/.371. The second baseman isn't pleased with the benching. "We've got a 12-game lead," Uggla said. "I would have loved to use this time to try to get locked in for the playoffs and keep going in the direction I felt I was going. Obviously, (manager Fredi Gonzalez) felt different."
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 08:13:00 PM

Dan Uggla is not in the Braves' lineup on Monday.

It's just a routine day of maintenance. Elliot Johnson will start at second base against the Marlins.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 03:36:00 PM

Braves activated 2B Dan Uggla from the 15-day disabled list.

Uggla underwent LASIK surgery earlier this month, but he managed to make it back as soon as he was eligible. The Braves are hoping the procedure will result in increased production down the stretch and during the postseason.
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 02:26:00 PM

Dan Uggla (LASIK surgery) went 2-for-4 with a home run in his second rehab game with Triple-A Gwinnett Tuesday.

Uggla is on track to be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday, the first day he's eligible. The second baseman took a couple weeks off after undergoing LASIK surgery in order to hopefully fix his year-long vision issues.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 11:43:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Evan Gattis
2Gerald Laird
3Ryan Doumit
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Dan Uggla
2Tyler Pastornicky
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Ramiro Pena
LF1Justin Upton
CF1B.J. Upton
2Jordan Schafer
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Ervin Santana
4Alex Wood
5Aaron Harang
6David Hale
7Gavin Floyd
8Brandon Beachy
9Kris Medlen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2David Carpenter
3Jordan Walden
4Luis Avilan
5Anthony Varvaro
6Ian Thomas
7Gus Schlosser
8Jonny Venters
9Cory Gearrin