Dan Uggla 2B WAS 2 Months

Uggla was diagnosed with oculomotor dysfunction in the offseason, stemming from incidents in June 2012 and March 2013 in which he got hit in the head by pitches, the Boston Globe reports.

His vision was dropping from 20/15 to 20/100 whenever he moved his head or body, making it difficult for him to pick up the rotation of a pitch and causing him problems on defense. Uggla has now been declared free of the condition, which if true could make him an interesting dark horse candidate for the Nationals' second base job.

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Uggla agreed to terms with the Nationals on a minor league deal, which includes an invitation to spring training.

The veteran played 48 games for the Braves last season, hitting a disappointing .162 with 10 RBI and 40 strikeouts before being released in mid-July. He was picked up by the Giants shortly after but the struggles continued, as Uggla went 0-for-11 at the plate with six strikeouts in just 11 at-bats. The 34-year-old will head to spring training with the Nationals in hopes of winning a roster spot and rejuvenating his career.

Dan Uggla 2B WAS 7 Months

Uggla declined his assignment to Triple-A and has elected to become a free agent, Alex Pavlovic of the Bay Area News Group reports.

Dan Uggla 2B WAS 7 Months

The Giants are likely to release second baseman Dan Uggla in the coming days.

A report surfaced Wednesday that the team had already cut ways with the struggling infielder, but Uggla remains a member of the Giants for now. He likely won't be for too much longer, though, as sources have indicated to the San Francisco Chronicle's Henry Schulman that Uggla will be cut loose soon. Uggla is 0-for-11 with six strikeouts and three errors through four games with the club.

Dan Uggla 2B WAS 7 Months

Giants released 2B Dan Uggla.

Well, that was quick. Uggla played in just four games for the Giants, going hitless in 11 at-bats and committing three errors in the field. The Giants are rumored to be in the market for a second baseman before the trade deadline. Uggla's release emphasizes that idea.

Dan Uggla 2B WAS 7 Months

Dan Uggla had a rough night in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers going 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts, and also making a critical error that led to an unearned run.

Uggla also drew a walk in the ballgame. He's now hitting an unfathomable .152/.234/.217 on the season and is closer to being released than he is to being fantasy relevant once again.

Dan Uggla 2B WAS 7 Months

Dan Uggla went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and committed an error at second base Saturday against the Dodgers.

Uggla isn't making a great first impression with the Giants. However, it's not like anyone else on the team had any luck against Clayton Kershaw tonight. Uggla will probably be back in the lineup against lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu on Saturday.

Dan Uggla 2B WAS 7 Months

Dan Uggla went 0-for-2 before being removed in a double-switch in his Giants debut Friday.

Uggla wasn't responsible for any of Zack Greinke's 10 strikeouts, so at least he had something going for him. The Giants are facing lefties the next two days, but it won't get much easier for Uggla with Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu on the hill. He's 1-for-12 with six strikeouts lifetime against Kershaw.

Dan Uggla 2B WAS 7 Months

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.

Dan Uggla 2B WAS 7 Months

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.