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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.

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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. His minor league deal with the Giants comes with an August 1 opt-out.

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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 over $19 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.

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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.

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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.

Dan Uggla 2B SF 13 Days

The Braves are expected to designate Dan Uggla for assignment prior to Sunday's game.

The club has yet to announce a corresponding move after calling up Phil Gosselin late Saturday, but the expectation is that Uggla will lose his roster spot. It's possible that he'll be traded, but either way the Braves figure to DFA him first. The move is long overdue, as Uggla is barely playing anymore, going just 1-for-20 with eight strikeouts since May 23. The Braves had been holding out only because the second baseman is due roughly $19 million through the end of next season. Someone will take a shot on Uggla, but with a .175/.295/.332 batting line since the beginning of last season, it's hard to bet on him turning it around.

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Making his first start since May 23, Dan Uggla went 0-for-4 and committed two errors in the loss to the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

Well, what the heck did Fredi Gonzalez expect? Uggla hadn't started a game in 16 days. He'd had just two plate appearances in the 15-day span, the previous one coming on May 30. The idea that Uggla will be of any use as a role player is crazy. If he were in the last year of his deal, the Braves likely would have released him by now. However, it's harder for them to say goodbye while still owing him $13 million in 2015. Really, though, they need to do it anyway. Even if he's not completely finished as a ballplayer, he's useless to them as is.

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MLB.com's Mark Bowman writes that "it appears the Braves are planning to continue giving Ramiro Pena and Tyler Pastornicky time at second over the next couple of weeks."

That means more of the bench for Dan Uggla, who has started just five of the last nine games. Tommy La Stella could also eventually get a look. For what it's worth, manager Fredi Gonzalez wouldn't confirm Uggla has been benched, saying "just see how it goes." Bowman adds that the Braves have considered releasing Uggla, but "have moved away from the thought" for now. Uggla has hit just .180/.297/.345 since the beginning of last season.

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Dan Uggla is in Tuesday's lineup against the Cardinals.

Uggla, who is currently in a 3-for-31 slump, sat in favor of Ramiro Pena on Monday. Time could be running out for him to keep his starting job.

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Dan Uggla's second homer of the game was a ninth-inning grand slam to lead the Braves to a 9-6 win over the Phillies on Monday.

Uggla was hitting .195 with no homers and a 12/1 K/BB ratio in 41 at-bats this season before redeeming himself tonight. He had the middle of back-to-back-to-back homers with Evan Gattis and Andrelton Simmons in the eighth and, after a disastrous bottom of the eighth from Luis Avilan, he got the Braves their lead back with the slam in the top of the ninth. It was his third career slam in 97 at-bats with the bases loaded.