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Dan Uggla | Second Baseman | #26

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (36) / 3/11/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 207
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Memphis
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 11 (0) / ARZ
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SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports that Dan Uggla is in talks with 3-4 teams.
Uggla managed to stick on the Nationals' roster all of last season despite hitting just .183/.298/.300 with two homers across 141 plate appearances. Slated to turn 36 in March, Uggla has hit .165/.262/.253 since the beginning of 2014 and will have to settle for a minor league deal this winter. Jan 5 - 5:30 PM

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Nationals activated second baseman Dan Uggla from the 15-day disabled list.

Moral support. Mostly moral support.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 05:34:00 PM

Dan Uggla (back) will continue his minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A Potomac.

Uggla, currently sidelined with back spasms, has gone 3-for-12 (.250) with one home run over four rehab games between Class A Hagerstown and Double-A Harrisburg. He should be back as a bench player in September.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 01:46:00 PM

Dan Uggla (back) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Class A Hagerstown.

Uggla landed on the disabled list earlier this month due to back spasms, but he could return when he's first eligible. The 35-year-old is batting just .191/.294/.291 with one homer and 14 RBI this season.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 12:56:00 PM

Nationals placed INF Dan Uggla on the 15-day disabled list with back spasms.

The 35-year-old infielder has really struggled with the bat this season, slashing a mere .191/.294/.291 with one homer and 14 RBI in his 110 at-bats at the big league level. He should be ready to return in late August.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 03:57:00 PM

Dan Uggla was the hero for the Nationals on Tuesday against the Braves, sending them to an unlikely win with a ninth-inning three-run home run.

The Nationals were down 9-1 after two innings and 10-2 after four, but Uggla did his part to keep his team in the game. He tripled in two runs in the seventh and later scored, cutting the Braves' lead to 12-10 at the time. He belted a three-run home run off of Jason Grilli in the ninth to put the Nats ahead 13-12. To say Uggla's night was unexpected is an understatement, as he came in batting .135 with no home runs. Now he's hitting .190/.244/.405 with seven RBI. Despite the big night, Uggla still isn't likely to provide any fantasy value.
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 10:51:00 PM

Dan Uggla went 1-for-2 with an RBI triple as the Nationals lost Monday's contest to the Braves.

Uggla entered the game at second base -- forcing Danny Espinosa to third -- when Yunel Escobar exited with a hand injury. In the eighth inning, he tripled in a run and came around to score on a throwing error by Jace Peterson. Offensive success, once again, has been hard to come by for Uggla, who's currently hitting .135/.200/.243 in 40 plate appearances.
Mon, Apr 27, 2015 10:30:00 PM

Dan Uggla went 0-for-3 in Friday's loss to the Marlins.

As is his wont, Uggla also struck out twice in the contest. This brings his batting line to a cringe-inducing .118/.189/.176 over 34 at-bats. It's difficult to believe that the hitter we're seeing now had six seasons with 25 or more home runs. Those days are long, long gone. Once Anthony Rendon returns from a knee injury, Uggla's at-bats figure to drop off a cliff. That's assuming the Nationals keep him on the active roster, which at this point, is not a given.
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 10:28:00 PM

Dan Uggla is starting at second base and hitting seventh on Opening Day against the Mets.

Anthony Rendon's knee injury opened the door for Uggla to get semi-regular playing time in the early going. The veteran second baseman had a very good spring and may be worth a shot in NL-only fantasy formats. Here is Washington's full lineup for Monday's opener: Michael Taylor CF, Yunel Escobar 3B, Bryce Harper RF, Ryan Zimmerman 1B, Wilson Ramos C, Ian Desmond SS, Dan Uggla 2B, Tyler Moore LF, Max Scherzer SP.
Mon, Apr 6, 2015 11:33:00 AM

Nationals purchased the contract of INF Dan Uggla from Triple-A Syracuse.

The injury to Anthony Rendon may have opened the door for the veteran infielder to secure a job on the Nationals bench. He could have some value in deep NL-only formats if he can find his power stroke in the early going.
Sun, Apr 5, 2015 04:59:00 PM

Dan Uggla indicated Sunday that he's not interested in being a bench player.

"I’d have to say no," he said. "I’ve never done it before. It’s not where I feel like I’m at in my career. That’s not what I’m looking to do." Uggla is being unrealistic here. He's 35, has hit .171/.291/.326 over the last two seasons and signed a minor league deal over the winter. To his credit, he's batting .278/.422/.500 with a couple homers this spring, but it's highly unlikely anyone sees him as starting material anymore. He has a shot to make the Nats' roster in a reserve role and is expected to exercise the opt-out clause in his contract if he doesn't make the club.
Sun, Mar 29, 2015 10:53:00 AM

Dan Uggla went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer off the Marlins' Henderson Alvarez on Saturday.

Feasting on his former team, Uggla has doubles off Steve Cishek and Mat Latos and now a homer in three games against the Marlins this spring. He's up to .333/.471/.630 in 27 at-bats.
Sat, Mar 21, 2015 04:10:00 PM

Dan Uggla doubled off Mat Latos and walked in Wednesday's loss to the Marlins.

With his eyesight better, Uggla is hitting .273 with a homer and five walks this spring. Unfortunately, improved sight isn't going to do much for Uggla's lack of range at second base, and given his lack of versatility, it's going to be tough to fit him on a major league bench. Still, he might well be able to contribute offensively if he gets the chance.
Wed, Mar 18, 2015 04:20:00 PM

Dan Uggla hit his first spring homer Sunday off the Astros' Pat Neshek.

Uggla doesn't have made hits this spring -- he's 4-for-18 -- but his two biggest have come against a couple of awfully tough righty relievers (the other, a double, was off the Marlins' Steve Cishek). Uggla has also struck out just twice, which would seem rather encouraging.
Sun, Mar 15, 2015 04:24:00 PM

Dan Uggla doubled in the Nationals' lone run Tuesday against the Marlins.

The hit came off Steve Cishek, so that's something. The Nationals probably aren't going to find a roster spot for Uggla, since his lack of versatility makes it tough to stick him on the bench. However, if he hits, someone else in need of a second baseman might want him. He's 2-for-8 with two walks and one strikeout.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 04:59:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Clint Robinson
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Danny Espinosa
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Ben Revere
2Michael Taylor
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
6Lucas Giolito
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Shawn Kelley
3Felipe Rivero
4Blake Treinen
5Oliver Perez
6Matt Belisle
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Aaron Barrett
9Sammy Solis