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Dan Uggla | Second Baseman

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (34) / 3/11/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 207
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that Dan Uggla played through an undetected concussion last season.
It's not clear when Uggla suffered the concussion, but Cafardo says the condition "was confirmed by doctors this offseason." While it's hard to entirely blame Uggla's hideous .149/.229/.213 batting line in 2014 on the concussion issue, it's certainly something worth noting. Uggla inked a minor league deal with the Nationals on Friday and could get a chance to compete for their second base job. Dec 28 - 11:33 AM
Source: Boston Globe

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Nationals signed 2B Dan Uggla to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

General manager Mike Rizzo has history with Uggla, as he drafted him back in 2001 when he was Director of Scouting for the Diamondbacks. Uggla will turn 35 in March and batted just .149/.229/.213 in 157 plate appearances last season. There's a good possibility he's done, but he did at least land in a good spot, as the Nats have an opening at second base. That said, it's unlikely that they're done shopping for upgrades at the position.
Dec 26 - 11:28 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal heard from a source that seven teams have expressed interest in Dan Uggla.

That source would have to be Uggla's agent. The 34-year-old second baseman batted just .149/.229/.213 in 157 plate appearances this past season between Atlanta and San Francisco, and he is a very poor defender. Uggla will probably have to settle for a minor league contract if he wants to continue his playing career.
Dec 9 - 1:53 PM

Dan Uggla's agent, Terry Bross, said Monday that five teams have expressed interest in his client.

Uggla was released by both the Braves and Giants last season, putting up an embarrassing .149/.229/.213 batting line over 52 games. He'll turn 35 in March and will have to settle for a minor league deal, but someone will likely take a chance on him.
Dec 8 - 11:00 PM

Giants released 2B Dan Uggla.

Uggla cleared waivers and was outrighted but, not surprisingly, declined the assignment, which was his right as a nine-year major league veteran. The 34-year-old second baseman went 0-for-11 with six strikeouts in his four-game stint with San Francisco and he also made three errors in the field.
Aug 4 - 11:07 AM

Giants designated 2B Dan Uggla for assignment.

Uggla landed in a good situation in San Francisco after being cut loose by the Braves, but he's been given his walking papers again after going hitless in 11 at-bats and making three errors in four games. He'll surely landing another minor league contract but might not be seen in the majors again this season.
Aug 1 - 2:35 PM

The Giants are likely to release second baseman Dan Uggla in the coming days.

A report surfaced Wednesday that the team had already parted ways with the struggling infielder, but Uggla remains a member of the Giants for now. He likely won't be for too much longer, though, as sources have indicated to the San Francisco Chronicle's Henry Schulman that Uggla will be cut loose soon. Uggla is 0-for-11 with six strikeouts and three errors through four games with the club.
Jul 30 - 11:29 PM

Dan Uggla had a rough night in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers going 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts, and also making a critical error that led to an unearned run.

Uggla also drew a walk in the ballgame. He's now hitting an unfathomable .152/.234/.217 on the season and is closer to being released than he is to being fantasy relevant once again.
Jul 27 - 11:25 PM

Dan Uggla went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and committed an error at second base Saturday against the Dodgers.

Uggla isn't making a great first impression with the Giants. However, it's not like anyone else on the team had any luck against Clayton Kershaw tonight. Uggla will probably be back in the lineup against lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu on Saturday.
Jul 27 - 12:46 AM

Dan Uggla went 0-for-2 before being removed in a double-switch in his Giants debut Friday.

Uggla wasn't responsible for any of Zack Greinke's 10 strikeouts, so at least he had something going for him. The Giants are facing lefties the next two days, but it won't get much easier for Uggla with Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu on the hill. He's 1-for-12 with six strikeouts lifetime against Kershaw.
Jul 26 - 1:51 AM

Giants purchased the contract of Dan Uggla from Triple-A Fresno.

Uggla, who was signed to a minor league contract on Monday, will now be given an opportunity to see regular work at second base for the Giants with Marco Scutaro and Ehire Adrianza on the shelf. He's batting seventh in his Giants debut on Friday, and could carve out value in NL-only formats if he can find his power stroke.
Jul 25 - 6:55 PM

Giants signed INF Dan Uggla to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Fresno.

Uggla was batting just .162/.241/.231 with 40 strikeouts in 145 plate appearances this season for the Braves and showed up late to the second-to-last game of the first half, resulting in a one-game suspension and then his release. The 34-year-old is a shell of his former self and will have to prove that he has something left at Fresno. The Braves are on the hook for the $19 million remaining on his contract. Uggla's new minor league deal with the Giants comes with an August 1 opt-out.
Jul 21 - 1:43 PM

Braves released 2B Dan Uggla.

Uggla had been playing sparingly for the Braves this season and has hit just .175/.295/.332 batting line since the beginning of last year. He's still owed roughly $18.5 million through the end of next season, but Atlanta viewed it as a sunk cost at this point. Uggla will be scooped up cheaply by someone, but it's hard to imagine him rediscovering his stroke anytime soon.
Jul 18 - 2:57 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Braves are expected to release Dan Uggla.

There were rumors last weekend that they might be cutting him loose, and now it appears they'll indeed make the move. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal is hearing the same as Sherman, though he says it's unclear whether Uggla will be designated for assignment or given his outright release. It's a moot point, as no one is going to claim him on waivers. Uggla is rarely playing for Atlanta these days and has hit just .175/.295/.332 batting line since the beginning of last season. He's owed roughly $19 million through the end of next season.
Jul 18 - 2:42 PM

Dan Uggla has been suspended by the Braves for one game.

There's no official word on what the suspension is for, but David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is hearing it's for tardiness. It was O'Brien that reported Uggla could be designated for assignment, but evidently the club isn't ready to make that move yet. Uggla has received just 20 at-bats since May 23 and has one hit over that time.
Jul 13 - 11:36 AM

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