Sat, 01 Mar 2014 17:23:07 -0800
Atlanta Braves 2B Dan Uggla is projected as the starting second baseman, but 2B Tommy La Stella has been planting seeds early in the spring, hitting .455 (5 for 11) through three games in the major league camp. "He swings it, and our reports say that's what he does," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "He can swing and make contact and put the ball in play, a gap-type hitter."
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:29:13 -0800
Atlanta Braves 2B Dan Uggla decided he needed to start crouching more in his batting stance this offseason in order to quiet his swing down like he did during his rookie season in 2006. His offseason hitting sessions with this new approach started in November. Uggla said he was too often caught on his front foot last year during his epic slump. "Everything was so rushed," Uggla said. "I didn't have any of my legs because I was out on my front foot so bad. I want to get back to my legs, where I have a base, because that is where my swing starts. For whatever reason, I got into some bad habits and I couldn't fix it. I just went into a tailspin."
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 06:52:50 -0800
The Atlanta Braves want 2B Dan Uggla to make changes in his free-swinging approach at the plate. Manager Fredi Gonzalez plans to talk to him this offseason and hopes to repair their relationship after Uggla was angry about being left off the postseason roster.
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 10:10:20 -0800
The New York Yankees are not interested in acquiring Atlanta Braves 2B Dan Uggla.
Sat, 09 Nov 2013 18:37:42 -0800
The Atlanta Braves may be willing to trade 2B Dan Uggla if a team is willing to pick up around one-fourth of the $26 million Uggla is owed over the next two seasons.
Sat, 19 Oct 2013 08:53:15 -0700
The Atlanta Braves could have interest in trading for Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips if the Reds are willing to take 2B Dan Uggla as part of the trade. The Braves likely would have to add a top prospect to any trade for Phillips.
Wed, 02 Oct 2013 12:22:22 -0700
Atlanta Braves 2B Dan Uggla is not on the team's 25-man roster for the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The roster includes slumping OF B.J. Upton and SP Freddy Garcia. SP Paul Maholm also did not make the roster after going 10-11 with a 4.41 ERA on the season. Uggla hit only .122 in 49 at-bats in the season's final month. 2B Elliot Johnson is expected to start at second base in the series.
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 14:51:57 -0700
The Atlanta Braves are reportedly leaning toward leaving 2B Dan Uggla off the playoff roster for the National League Division Series. His .179 batting average was the worst in the league, and he also hit a putrid .157 at home. Uggla was third in the National League in strikeouts (171), beating his previous career high (168). 2B Elliot Johnson started 11 of the team's final 20 games at second base over Uggla, too.
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 16:31:34 -0700
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez expects both OF B.J. Upton and 2B Dan Uggla to be on the postseason roster. "Unless something crazy happens, yeah," Gonzalez said. "I think so." Both Upton and Uggla are hitting under .200 and have been benched recently. Uggla could start or back up 2B Elliot Johnson.
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:09:59 -0700
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is giving 2B Dan Uggla and OF B.J. Upton more opportunities down the stretch, trying to let them work out of their slumps. "B.J. and I have struggled more than we can ever imagine," Uggla said. "Believe me, it's not from a lack of work and effort. We've had so many blisters on our hands from hitting in the cage. But now it's time to stop working on things. You've got to realize who you are as a hitter and what kind of hitter you are and go with it."