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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.

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Dan Uggla hit his third homer and tripled in his two at-bats against the Astros on Monday.

Uggla, staying very busy this spring, is hitting .273 with a 13/9 K/BB ratio through 33 at-bats. He's not going to hit for average in the regular season, but if the homers and walks are there, the Braves will keep playing him regularly.

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Dan Uggla homered again Tuesday, finishing up 2-for-3 against the Phillies.

Uggla has homered in back-to-back games versus the Phillies and is now 7-for-22 this spring. Not that there was any real doubt about him opening the season as a starter, but a strong spring would help his margin for error in April.

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Dan Uggla hit his first homer, walked and struck out in his three plate appearances Monday in the Braves' 8-1 defeat of the Phillies.

Uggla hit all of the true outcomes. The home run, which was launched to left field, was especially true. He's now 5-for-19 with six walks and eight strikeouts for the spring. There's probably no way he's hitting .250-.260 this season, but with his eyes fixed and his swing looking a bit quicker, a rebound to .220-.230 is possible.

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Dan Uggla, trying to rebound from a season in which he hit .179, went 2-for-2 with an RBI against the Tigers on Wednesday.

Uggla went his final 37 starts and 42 appearances last year without ever collecting multiple hits. His previous two-hit game came on July 24, 2013.

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Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Yankees have no interest in trading for Braves second baseman Dan Uggla.

The Yankees are now forced to explore the market to fill the void at second base left by Robinson Cano's departure, but Uggla won't be one of the names they consider. Omar Infante is believed to be the preferred option for the Bombers.

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According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, the Braves will explore trades for Dan Uggla this offseason.

Frisaro opines that a return to the Marlins could be one potential destination for the embattled slugger, who is coming off an extremely disappointing season in which he hit .179/.309/.362 with 22 homers, 55 RBI and 171 strikeouts in 136 games. Uggla is the Marlins all-time leader in home runs, and with a gaping hole at second base a reunion could make sense for both parties, provided the Braves are willing to eat a portion of the $26 million remaining on his contract the next two seasons.

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Dan Uggla is not on the Braves' roster for the NLDS against the Dodgers.

This confirms a report by MLB.com's Mark Bowman. The Braves will move forward with Elliot Johnson as their starting second baseman. While Uggla will be left off the roster for the NLDS, the Braves intend to include B.J. Upton.

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MLB.com's Mark Bowman was told by a source that Dan Uggla will be left off the Braves' NLDS roster.

Uggla batted just .103/.290/.134 with one homer, four RBI and 39 strikeouts over his final 124 regular-season plate appearances this season. He's owed $26 million over the next two years. Elliot Johnson will serve as Atlanta's starting second baseman in October.

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Dan Uggla is getting the night off on Monday.

Paul Janish will start at second base for the Braves, who clinched the National League East crown on Sunday. Uggla is batting .105/.291/.140 in 31 games since August 1.