Dan Uggla RUMORS & NEWS

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: Uggla to #SFGiants.

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    Hearing #Braves are releasing Dan Uggla

  • Braves considering alternatives to Dan Uggla at second base

    Hardball Talk "The struggling Dan Uggla has started just five out of the last nine games at second base for the Braves and Mark Bowman of MLB.com hears that the club will continue to look at alternatives at the position. While the Braves “have moved away from the thought” of releasing Uggla, they are expected..." May 09

  • Uggla’s 9th-inning grand slam gives Braves a wild win at Philly

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After seeing the Braves repeatedly fail with runners in scoring position Monday night, Evan Gattis left nothing to chance in the late innings when he a pair of home runs that provided a two-run lead for Ervin Santana against the Phillies. Then Dan Uggla and Andrelton Simmons followed Gattis’..." April 15

  • Braves need Upton, Uggla to contribute

    USA Today "It's a familiar-looking team the Atlanta Braves will put on the field this season, but there's plenty they'd like to look different. The Braves are defending National League East champions, but they realize they'd be tempting the odds to go through another season trying to work around..." February 15

  • Fredi Gonzalez believes B.J. Upton, Dan Uggla can bounce back

    CBSSports.com "Despite running away with the NL East by winning 96 games, the Atlanta Braves were not without issues in the 2013 season. Specifically, two regular starting position players endured nightmare seasons: Second baseman Dan Uggla and center fielder B.J. Upton. With Uggla, he was left off the..." December 10

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    in case anyone wonders, yanks have no interest in uggla (who's getting married today -- congrats). infante a top target tho

  • Braves shopping 2B Dan Uggla, per report

    SB Nation "Uggla could be a difficult player to move due to declining skills and a big contract. The Atlanta Braves are willing to trade Dan Uggla this offseason and will shop him to other teams, reports Joe Frisaro of MLB.com. Moving Uggla could be a chore for the Braves, however. He is still owed $26..." October 26

  • The Braves would have interest in Brandon Phillips if the Reds take Dan Uggla back

    Hardball Talk "We heard yesterday that the Reds could look to trade second baseman Brandon Phillips this offseason. And it sounds like we can count the Braves among the teams who could be in the mix to acquire him though there is a catch involved. We’re talking about a hypothetical scenario here so there’s..." October 19

  • Uggla is left off Braves’ Division Series roster

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "News that Dan Uggla would likely be left off the Braves’ division-series roster first leaked on Tuesday but the impact still resonated when it became official Wednesday: The team’s highest-paid player was dropped from the 25-man roster for the playoff series against the Dodgers. The Braves will..." October 03

  • Braves reportedly may bench Dan Uggla in NLDS

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "As the only team in baseball's postseason to have two $13 million players hitting .179 (Dan Uggla) and .184 (B.J. Upton) respectively the Braves face some unexpected decisions today: To bench or not to bench their two highest paid players and who had very little to do with them winning the..." October 02

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #Braves make it official: 2nd baseman Dan Uggla is off the playoff roster; BJ Upton is on the roster for the #Dodgers series.

  • Dan Uggla could be left off the Braves NLDS roster

    MLB.com "When the Braves announce their National League Division Series roster on Wednesday there is a distinct possibility Dan Uggla will not be included. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez met with some players regarding roster decisions after the team held a workout that was closed to media members on..." October 01

  • Uggla, J. Upton HRs lift Braves past Nats 5-2

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Alex Wood showed a bit of youth and temper when he cursed out umpire C.B. Bucknor after being ejected in the sixth inning Wednesday but his fit of indignation seemed to give the Braves a much-needed spark at Nationals Park. Homers by Dan Uggla and Justin Upton fueled a three-run sixth inning..." September 19

  • Uggla deals with another night on the bench

    MLB.com "Dan Uggla was not shocked when he returned to Marlins Park on Wednesday afternoon and learned that he was out of Atlanta's starting lineup for a third consecutive day. The veteran second baseman gained a sense this might happen after he met with Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez on Monday..." September 11

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    David O'Brien @ajcbraves

    Dan Uggla has been activated from 15-day DL and OF Todd Cunningham optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett #Braves announced

  • Dan Uggla on track to return from disabled list Wednesday

    Hardball Talk "Dan Uggla underwent LASIK surgery on August 16 to combat lingering vision issues but he’s on track to return from the disabled list as soon as he’s eligible. According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com Uggla will begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday. He’s slated..." August 24

  • Uggla to the DL for Lasik eye surgery

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "In the midst of the worst season of his career Braves second baseman Dan Uggla will have Lasik eye surgery that will keep him out of the lineup for at least the next two weeks. Uggla was placed on the 15-day disabled list and Tyler Pastornicky was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett and will start..." August 14

  • Uggla continues to work through vision issues

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Ten days removed from his visit to Braves eye doctors, Dan Uggla has learned there’s not going to be an overnight fix to his vision issues. Uggla is still in the process of testing new contacts, trying a new pair every two to three days. “We’re still trying to find the right prescription,” said..." July 01

  • Uggla encouraged by first game in contact lenses

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Dan Uggla played his first game Friday night wearing new contact lenses and already came away encouraged. He went 0-for-2 with two walks but also hit a flyball nearly 400 feet to left center field in the fifth inning of a 2-0 loss to the Brewers. “I felt great,” Uggla said afterward. “The..." June 22

  • Uggla homers twice, Minor wins again as Braves split series with Dodgers

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Dan Uggla is still not hitting his weight, but the Braves second baseman more than pulled his weight during the weekend at Dodger Stadium. Uggla hit two home runs and drove in four runs Sunday in an 8-1 Braves rout of the Dodgers, giving him three homers in consecutive wins that earned Atlanta..." June 10

  • Freeman excited to be back from DL; Uggla wants to play two

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman could barely contain his excitement Monday after being activated and penciled into the lineup against Colorado at Coors Field, where he’s homered in three of his past four games. Then the game got postponed because of snow. Freeman was left to bounce around..." April 23

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Uggla left tonight's game with a left calf strain. #Braves

  • Braves' Uggla hit in neck by fastball

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Dan Uggla gave the Braves a scare when he was hit in the back of the neck by a Branden Pinder fastball in the sixth inning of the Braves' 2-0 win against the Yankees on Tuesday night, the second time in six months he's been hit in the head or neck by a pitch. Uggla stayed on his feet and went..." March 06

  • Braves' Uggla confident he'll warm up after cold start to spring

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves second baseman Dan Uggla popped out in foul territory, grounded out to the pitcher and drew a walk against the Astros Saturday. That represents a bit of progress in light of Uggla's slow start at the plate this spring. “Small victories right now with him,” Braves manager Fredi..." March 03

  • Uggla sheds weight after worst season

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "He’s still got upper arms that are bigger than many folks’ thighs, but Braves second baseman Dan Uggla is noticeably leaner than last year during his career-worst season. He shed 10 pounds since the end of the season and 20 pounds since the beginning of 2012 spring training, when he came to..." February 16

  • 2012 Braves Player Review: Dan Uggla

    Talking Chop "There was a decent bit of optimism surrounding Dan Uggla heading into the 2012 season. He was coming off a disastrous 2011 season, but had managed to partially salvage it with a 33-game hitting streak from July 5th to August 14th , and a .237/.343/.454 triple slash line from the end of the..." October 17

  • Uggla's 3-run homer, Prado's 4 hits help Braves beat Marlins

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Dan Uggla hit a three-run homer in a four-run first inning against his old team, but for a while it looked like the Braves' Monday blues were back when they frittered away most of a six-run lead at Marlins Park. They have found all sorts of unusual ways to win recently and did again, building a..." September 18

  • Gonzalez removes Uggla from starting role

    MLB.com "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..." September 03

  • The Braves bench Dan Uggla

    Hardball Talk "Dan Uggla started the All-Star Game for the National league. Now he's riding the pine. Fredi Gonzalez has benched him: Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is benching three-time All-Star second baseman Dan Uggla. Uggla is hitting only .208. Martin Prado is starting at second base against Colorado..." September 03

  • Gonzalez on starting Uggla: 'We need to get him going'

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves had a .199 team batting average and 14 runs during a 1-5 skid before Friday, so it's not as if Dan Uggla was the only lineup regular not hitting lately. "We're not doing anything [offensively]," said manager Fredi Gonzalez, whose team scored two or fewer runs in four of its past six..." August 25

  • Uggla stays in lineup; Bethancourt fractures hand

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Reed Johnson's previous success against Johan Santana – 16-for-31 with two homers — assured he'd have a spot in Saturday's lineup against the Mets left-hander. But this time, Fredi Gonzalez wasn't going to bench suddenly hot-hitting Dan Uggla to make it happen. Uggla got a rest Monday when the..." August 12

  • Uggla's slide continues; Minor makes some strides

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "While waiting for Ryan Dempster to approve or veto a trade to the Braves — I think he would have approved it Monday if he'd not been so surprised and perhaps miffed that news of the deal got leaked – let's go over a few other pertinent matters facing the Braves as they try to end a three-game skid..." July 25

  • Braves waiting for Uggla to begin another surge

    MLB.com "Given yesterday's entry focused on how Ben Sheets and Jair Jurrjens were going to stabilize the Braves rotation, it seems fitting to spend today analyzing how Dan Uggla will provide the consistency that the lineup needs. While Jurrjens endured a rough outing last night, Uggla has endured a..." July 18

  • Uggla: 'I'm going to get hot again…rather it be sooner'

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Dan Uggla's past month has been a bit like the Braves' season, shifting from two-week power surge to two-week slump without any middle ground. After hitting .316 with five homers, 16 RBIs and a .789 slugging percentage in 12 games from May 26 to June 9, the second baseman hit .125 with no..." June 25

  • Chipper could go on rehab; Uggla's career-best pace(s)

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "No decision has been made and Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is making sure not to assume anything until Chipper Jones agrees to it, but there's a reasonable chance the veteran third baseman could go on a minor-league rehab assignment this weekend before rejoining the Braves. Jones is recovering..." June 07

  • Uggla, Hudson, rook Simmons like Marlins Park so far

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "For a place that drew immediate reactions of "too spacious" and "pitcher's park" when it opened two months ago, Marlins Park played more like Cincinnati's bandbox of a ballpark on Tuesday. Well, at least when Dan Uggla was hitting. In case you missed it Tuesday, Uggla had a jaw-dropper of a..." June 07

  • Long-time Marlin Uggla hits HR sculpture in Braves win

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Dan Uggla at one point probably figured he would be a member of the Marlins' lineup that opened the new stadium. He got to man second base at Marlins Park for the first time Tuesday, but as a Brave, and it appeared the facility was to his liking. The Marlins' all-time home run leader, Uggla hit..." June 06

  • Hudson pitches shutout and Uggla unloads on his former team

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Before Giancarlo Stanton became Miami's slugger du jour, Dan Uggla was good for 30-plus homers a year for the Marlins. On Tuesday, he reminded everyone in South Florida what kind of damage he could do. Uggla had four hits, two home runs and five RBIs, and Tim Hudson pitched a five-hit complete..." June 06

  • Venters got rare work in the seventh; Uggla's a walking machine

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Jonny Venters found himself in unfamiliar territory Tuesday night when he was called on to pitch the seventh inning with a lead, followed by Eric O'Flaherty in the eighth, as opposed to the other way around. It was the first time this season Venters pitched before the eighth inning when the..." May 31

  • Bourn, Uggla homers help Braves end 8-game skid

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Like his predecessor Bobby Cox, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez isn't inclined to give pregame speeches to fire up the squad. But with an eight-game losing streak being as close to desperate times as anyone in the organization cared to be, Gonzalez gave a speech Tuesday. Judging from the results,..." May 30

  • Uggla's 8th-inning hit lifts Braves past Cubs

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Randall Delgado didn't get a win with his strong performance Tuesday night, but the Braves made sure the rookie pitcher didn't get a loss. Dan Uggla drove in two runs with a tie-breaking, bases-loaded single in the eighth inning to propel the Braves to a 3-1 win against the Chicago Cubs at..." May 09

  • Braves break out behind Uggla's first homer

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves second baseman Dan Uggla had never managed a hit off R.A. Dickey. He was 0-for-24 off the Mets veteran knuckleballer when he came to the plate in the third inning Wednesday afternoon. But by the time he circled the bases after a two-run homer to set the tone for the Braves' 14-6 win, his..." April 19

  • Jurrjens eases some concerns, Uggla stays hot in 11-1 win

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "With just over a week left in spring training, Jair Jurrjens finally gave the Braves reason for encouragement. The veteran pitched six innings of three-hit ball in an 11-1 win Sunday against a Houston Astros split squad, trimming his bloated ERA by more than 2-1/2 runs in one game and pitching..." March 26

  • Uggla off to fast start; Diaz ends HR drought

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Dan Uggla hit his second home run in as many days during Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Phillies, and hopes his new approach to spring will him help avoid another of his notorious slow starts to the season. The second baseman is hitting .308 with team-highs of three homers, five extra-base hits..." March 16

  • Uggla, Heyward homer off Strasburg in win

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves sure haven't done much to fan the flames of the Stephen Strasburg phenomenon. Dan Uggla and Jason Heyward homered off the young Washington Nationals ace and the Braves scored four in four innings against him in a 6-5 Grapefruit League game Wednesday night. Uggla had a two-run..." March 15

  • Uggla, Terdo heat up; Chipper, Freeman injury update

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "For the Braves, Monday's 10-5 win against the Astros was like a salve after a rough opening weekend. Dan Uggla had a home run and a double and third-base prospect Joe Terdoslavich had a pair of doubles for the Braves had seven more runs and six times as many extra-base hits as they had in their..." March 06

  • Uggla: Increased biceps and comfort level

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Dan Uggla and his arms, bigger than ever, entered the Braves clubhouse Tuesday reporting early for duty. Year 2 of the Uggs Era surely cannot be stranger than the first Braves season was for the second baseman with thigh-sized biceps. He'd prefer it be steadier, and things already feel more..." February 22

  • Ex-Florida Marlins All-Star Dan Uggla named in porn star scandal

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Former Marlin Dan Uggla and Terry Bross, his Gaylord Sports agent, are at the center of an alleged porn star scandal. Bibi Jones, a k a Britney Beth, told Boston radio station 98.5 The Sports Hub on Monday a Phoenix-based agent would "kind of use me to get baseball players to sign him as an..." October 28

  • Braves beat Nats' Strasburg, move closer to wild card

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was asked Friday afternoon about the New York Mets' six-run ninth-inning rally to beat St. Louis a day earlier, which cut a game off Atlanta's magic number to clinch the wild card. "We've still got to go out and win ballgames ourselves," he said. "Not only to..." September 24