Dan Uggla 2B/DH WSH 8 months ago

Uggla went 1-for-1 with a solo home run in a pinch-hit appearance in a 2-0 win over the Mets on Saturday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

That marks his second homer of the season and seeing his name pop up is a surprise in itself. The once power-hitting second baseman has been relegated to bench duties, as his average has plummeted and power has dropped off significantly in recent years. Uggla will likely have trouble finding a roster spot on any team come next season.

Dan Uggla 2B/DH WSH 9 months ago

Uggla (back) is back with the Nationals and has been activated from the DL, Dan Kolko of MASN reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Uggla has been on the DL since August 8, and he was most recently rehabbing at Double-A Harrisburg. The Nats opted to wait until Tuesday to activate him in order to avoid making a corresponding move. Uggla figures to play a part-time, utility role over the next few weeks as the Nats chase a playoff berth.

Dan Uggla 2B/DH WSH 11 months ago

Uggla went 3-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the

The 35-year-old found his way into the lineup for the second time in the series after not making a single start during the first 25 days of June. Uggla stepped in for Danny Espinosa, who took over at the hot corner for Yunel Escobar (hand). Escobar did return for Game 2, however, so it seems likely Uggla will continue to serve mostly as a pinch-hitter.

Dan Uggla 2B/DH WSH 1 year ago

Uggla hit his first home run of the season Tuesday against the Braves, a three-run shot in the ninth inning to give the Nationals the win. He had three hits in the game in five plate appearances.

This was by far Uggla's best performance of the season. Heading into the game, he had just two RBIs in 13 games with 11 strikeouts and an on-base percentage of just .200.

Dan Uggla 2B/DH WSH 1 year ago

Uggla came off the bench Monday to go 1-for-2 with an RBI.

The second baseman has struggled mightily at the plate in part-time action this season. Through 37 at-bats Uggla has a .135 average and just two RBI. When Anthony Rendon returns for the Nationals, Uggla's time will be diminished even further.

Dan Uggla 2B/DH WSH 1 year ago

Uggla is out of the lineup Thursday, MASN's Dan Kolko reports.

Danny Espinosa gets the start at second base with lefty Cole Hamels on the mound for Philadelphia. Uggla is hitting just .130 on the season, and if he's not going to hit, the Nationals will be fine just taking Espinosa's excellent defense and punting offense at that position while Anthony Rendon is out.

Dan Uggla 2B/DH WSH 1 year ago

Uggla is in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Red Sox, MLB.com's William Ladson reports.

Uggla will return to action and hit eighth Wednesday after sitting out in favor of Danny Espinosa the last couple days. Expect the two to continue sharing the second base duties moving forward.

Dan Uggla 2B/DH WSH 1 year ago

Uggla is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Red Sox, according to Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post.

Uggla started five of the Nationals' first six games, but he will be held out Monday for the second time in three games after getting off to a 2-for-18 (.111) start. Danny Espinosa will cover second base for the Nationals on Monday.

Dan Uggla 2B/DH WSH 1 year ago

Uggla went 1-for-4 on Wednesday with a double, his first hit as a National.

He's also only struck out once in two games, a good initial sign that Uggla's vision issues might truly be behind him. His comeback story is one of the more intriguing narratives of the early season, but his spot in the starting lineup with the Nats will last only until Anthony Rendon comes off the DL.

Dan Uggla 2B/DH WSH 1 year ago

Uggla will start at second base for the Nationals on Opening Day and bat seventh, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

He may not have the starting job for long, depending on how quickly Anthony Rendon makes it back from his knee injury, but Uggla's comeback from vision problems could be one of the more interesting stories through the first couple of weeks of the season. Owners in NL-only leagues may want to pounce on him now, in case he shows any flashes of his old power.