ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have requested unconditional release waivers for struggling second baseman Dan Uggla, parting ways with a former starter still owed over $18 million over the remainder of this year and next.
In his fourth season with the Braves, the 34-year-old Uggla was batting .162 with two home runs and 10 RBI in 48 games and 130 at-bats.
Uggla lost his job to Tommy La Stella when the rookie second baseman was called up May 28.
The Braves' patience with Uggla appeared to wear thin last Sunday when he was suspended one game for reporting just 30 minutes before the start of a game in Chicago.
Uggla, a three-time NL All-Star, hit .179 with 22 homers and 55 RBIs last year.

MLB Team Pages

Recent MLB Discussions

Top MLB Public Bets

#2 966 Toronto Blue Jays 81%
#3 972 Oakland Athletics 79%
#5 960 St Louis Cardinals 69%
#6 970 Kansas City Royals 66%
#7 954 New York Mets 62%
#8 973 Pittsburgh Pirates 61%
#9 968 Baltimore Orioles 59%
#10 955 Milwaukee Brewers 56%

MLB Futures

  • WASHINGTON NATIONALS 7/1
  • ST LOUIS CARDINALS 7/1
  • KANSAS CITY ROYALS 8/1
  • LOS ANGELES DODGERS 8/1
  • SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 10/1
  • PITTSBURGH PIRATES 14/1
  • DETROIT TIGERS 16/1
  • CHICAGO CUBS 16/1
  • HOUSTON ASTROS 16/1
  • BALTIMORE ORIOLES 20/1