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New Contact Lenses Making Huge Difference for Dan Uggla
July 9th, 2013 at 3:49 PM
Dan Uggla has been notoriously streaky through his first two years with the Atlanta Braves, but getting his vision checked last month has led to enormously increased productivity and confidence at the plate. ***VIDEO1*** In the first 67 games he played in 2013, Uggla hit an awful .194, but with 13 homers. Entering...

Dan Uggla Calls Out Atlanta Braves Teammates for Attitude
June 23rd, 2013 at 12:29 PM
The Atlanta Braves aren't known for being outspoken in the media, but Dan Uggla called out his teammates for their string of poor performances, as tweeted by Dave O'Brien. "Uggla: We’ve got to pick up our attitude, we’ve got to pick up our intensity. Not saying we didn’t play hard but...

Don’t Get Too Excited About Dan Uggla’s Weekend
June 10th, 2013 at 8:37 AM
Dan Uggla has hit three homers over his last two games, and they were all pretty important to the Atlanta Braves in their quest to salvage a series split with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Even with his sudden outburst, one shouldn't get too excited - Uggla has always raked at...

Atlanta Braves Need B.J. Upton, Dan Uggla to Produce
May 2nd, 2013 at 5:38 PM
Major League Baseball started the second month of the season yesterday, and one can start to see how things will pan out over the season. The unfortunate part for the Atlanta Braves is that neither B.J. Upton nor Dan Uggla has produced so far this season. Upton and Uggla both went 0-for-3...

Dan Uggla Still not Producing for Atlanta Braves in Spring Training
March 19th, 2013 at 8:43 AM
If this keeps up, Dan Uggla may become the Atlanta Braves' highest paid bench player. In a 17-10 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in which nine Braves recorded hits and six players had multiple hits, Uggla was saddled with an 0-for-4 line with two strikeouts. Granted, Kris Medlen had an ugly...

Atlanta Braves Sign Blake DeWitt to Minor League Deal
December 6th, 2012 at 10:33 PM
The Atlanta Braves continue to add depth to their minor league system by signing former Chicago Cubs utility player Blake DeWitt. DeWitt, who has spent the majority of his time at second base and left field, spent last season with the Iowa Cubs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Cubs. He was...

Dan Uggla Out of Atlanta Braves Lineup with Swollen Hand
October 1st, 2012 at 8:02 PM
When the Atlanta Braves took the field against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night at PNC Park, they did so minus Dan Uggla. Uggla has a swollen hand, but it's not like it was hangnail quality. Uggla's original injury stems from a laceration he sustained on his hand during last Tuesday's...

Fredi Gonzalez Removes Dan Uggla from Starting Job
September 3rd, 2012 at 2:45 PM
For nearly two seasons, Dan Uggla has performed under expectations for the Atlanta Braves. For better or worse, Fredi Gonzalez stuck with him, but on Monday, Gonzalez informed Uggla that he had been benched, Dave O'Brien reports. Uggla will now serve as the backup second baseman to Martin Prado, though it...

Dan Uggla Sits Against Cole Hamels, Whines
September 2nd, 2012 at 6:58 PM
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez made the decision to sit Dan Uggla against Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels on Sunday afternoon, and Uggla was not pleased. Braves.com reports that Uggla let Gonzalez know of his displeasure with not being in the starting lineup; Gonzalez stuck with his original decision, but not before...

Dan Uggla not Living up to Contract
August 25th, 2012 at 11:09 AM
It has been a year and a half since Dan Uggla joined the Atlanta Braves, and fans are still waiting on results. After being acquired from the Florida Marlins in 2011 and signing a five-year, $62 million extension, Uggla, with the exception of a 33-game hit streak last season, has done...

Atlanta Braves Reacquire Ruben Gotay; Demote Joey Terdoslavich to Mississippi
June 5th, 2012 at 10:17 PM
The Atlanta Braves announced two roster moves on Tuesday: the team has reacquired middle infielder Ruben Gotay from the Toronto Blue Jays and has sent struggling third baseman Joey Terdoslavish to Mississippi (AA). Gotay returns to the Braves for a third stint with the club. He was initially claimed off waivers back...

What the Atlanta Braves Can Be Thankful for: Dan Uggla’s 2011
November 20th, 2011 at 4:22 PM
What's that? Dan Uggla had a terrible first half of 2011, and no one should be happy with that? One would be correct in saying so, but that would miss the point that the Atlanta Braves should still be thankful for Uggla's 2011 as a whole. ***PHOTO1*** Yes, the Braves shipped off...

Atlanta Braves Drop Series Finale to Houston Astros
June 14th, 2011 at 12:30 AM
After a weekend where everything seemed to go right, the Atlanta Braves failed to finish off a four-game road sweep of the Houston Astros on a night where nearly everything went wrong. Derek Lowe had yet another outing where his sinker did not live up to its name. He got touched...

Dan Uggla Breaks out of Season-Long Slump
June 13th, 2011 at 9:43 AM
Dan Uggla's usual cold April seems to have finally come to an end in mid-June. The Atlanta Braves second baseman, who had been hitting a scant .170 at the conclusion of the series finale in Florida on Thursday, is now 5-for-11 in the first three games against the Houston Astros. ***PHOTO1*** "Danny's swinging...

Bats Wake up for the Atlanta Braves, Cruise Past Houston Astros
June 11th, 2011 at 12:12 AM
The lumber came alive in a big way for the Atlanta Braves tonight as they pelted the Houston Astros 11-4 in the first of a four-game series. "We got into some hitters' counts and swung the bat," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. ***PHOTO1***   Center fielder Jordan Schaffer got it started out for the...