by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/21/2013) Braves second baseman Dan Uggla provided a three-run homer in a four-run first inning during Monday's 5-1 win against the Twins. It was his eighth home run and fourth in May.
Unfortunately, Uggla's home run was just his second hit in his last eight games since having a seven-game hit streak end May 9. Uggla is batting .071 (2 for 28) with one double, one home run and four RBI in his last eight games.
Dan Uggla trying to end another cold streak
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/14/2013) Braves second baseman Dan Uggladoubled in the eighth inning Monday against the Diamondbacks to end a 0-for-14 streak. Uggla, who has two doubles, also had his first sacrifice fly of the season Monday.
Uggla is batting .250 (11 for 44) with one double, two triples, three home runs, five RBI, six walks, 12 runs and 14 strikeouts in 12 May games.
Dan Uggla moves to No. 2 spot
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/11/2013) Braves second baseman Dan Uggla moved back to No. 2 in the batting order Saturday afternoon against the Giants.
Uggla endured a rough performance as he struck out four times in a 10-1 defeat. Uggla is hitting .270 (10 for 37) with three home runs and four RBI in his first 10 games in May. He has struck out 14 times over that span. He has gone 0 for 7 with one RBI at the No. 2 spot this season.
Dan Uggla records 17th career multi-HR game
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013)Dan Uggla hit a pair of solo homers, leading the Braves to a 7-2 win against the Reds Wednesday. Uggla had solo shots in the fourth and sixth innings off Mike Leake, his first multi-homer game this season and 17th in his career.
Uggla is 4 for 10 (.400) with one double, three home runs and five RBI off Leake in his career. He also extended his hitting streak to six games Wednesday. Uggla is batting .375 (9 for 24) with two triples, three home runs, four RBI and eight runs in that span.
Manager suggests Dan Uggla is 'locked in' at plate
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013) Braves second baseman Dan Uggla's triples Sunday and Monday means it's the most he's had since totaling three in 2007. It also is signals something more significant to manager Fredi Gonzalez.
"When hitters are finding the other way, the opposite field, that means they're swinging it really good," Gonzalez said, per MLB.com. "Lefties to left-center and righties to right-center -- that's when they're really, really locked in."
Uggla is batting .290 (9 for 31) with a .516 slugging percentage in his last eight games. His batting average has gone from .160 to .198 in that span.
Hitting triples a rare feat for Dan Uggla
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/6/2013) Braves second baseman Dan Uggla accomplished a feat Sunday against the Mets he had done only once in his previous 632 games: He recorded a triple. Uggla finished 1 for 3 with a pair of walks and his second-inning triple extended his hitting streak to three games.
The veteran slugger, who hit out of the No. 6 spot in the batting order for the sixth consecutive game, had tallied just one triple since May 9, 2009. He is still hitting just .184 on the season and ranks second in the National League with 40 strikeouts.
Fantasy owners fed up with Dan Uggla
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/5/2013) While Braves slugger Dan Uggla still might be one of the better power-hitting second baseman in the majors, I have to say I'm encouraged Fantasy owners are having no problems cutting ties with the veteran second baseman. While finding home run hitters at second base isn't easy, Uggla's high strikeout rate and low batting average are just proving to be too costly for Fantasy owners.
If you are one of the Fantasy owners cutting ties with Uggla, then potential long-term, waiver-wire replacements might include Marco Scutaro (owned 73 percent of leagues), Jedd Gyorko (61 percent) and Dustin Ackley (53 percent). Brian Roberts (22 percent) is also an option, but not an immediate one since you have to wait for him to come off the disabled list.
Dan Uggla hitless again in loss
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) Braves second baseman Dan Uggla went hitless for the fifth time in his last six games on Wednesday, going 0 for 3 with two strikeouts against the Nationals in his team's 2-0 loss. Uggla is hitting just .163/.287/.314 in 101 plate appearances.
Dan Uggla finds new lineup spot
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/26/2013) For the first time this season, Braves second baseman Dan Uggla served as the No. 2 hitter in the lineup for Friday's game against the Tigers. With Atlanta visiting Detroit for the three-game interleague series, manager Fredi Gonzalez juggled his lineup and moved Uggla from the bottom of the order; he had not hit above the five-spot this year.
Dan Uggla gets fourth homer in return
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) Braves second baseman Dan Uggla, who sat out Sunday's game with a left calf strain, returned to the lineup, and hit his fourth home in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Rockies.
Uggla had a two-run homer off starter Jeff Francis in the second inning. The 33-year-old finished 1 for 4 with a run and two RBI in a 4-3 victory.
Manager Fredi Gonzalez gave Uggla the night off after Game 1. Uggla is hitting .167/.306/.367 with four home runs and six RBI in 60 at-bats.
Dan Uggla back after one-game absence
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) Braves second baseman Dan Uggla was back in the lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader at Colorado after sitting out Sunday with a left calf strain. Uggla enters play Tuesday mired in a 3-for-26 slump, dropping his season average to .161.
Dan Uggla expects to play two Tuesday
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/22/2013) With Monday's series opener against the Rockies being postponed due to inclement weather, Braves second baseman Dan Uggla is expected to return for Tuesday's doubleheader.
Uggla told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution there is no reason why he shouldn't play in both games Tuesday. He sat out Sunday due to a calf strain.
Dan Uggla aiming to return Monday
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) Braves second baseman Dan Uggla missed his first game of the season Sunday at Pittsburgh after suffering a left calf strain during his previous outing. Uggla told reporters he felt better Sunday and is hoping to rejoin the lineup for Monday's series opener at Colorado.
The veteran slugger departed Saturday's contest in the fourth inning and finished 0 for 1, his third hitless showing in the past four games. Ramiro Pena took his spot at second base for the Braves.
Dan Uggla exits game with calf strain
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/20/2013) Braves second baseman Dan Uggla left Saturday's game against the Pirates with a left calf strain, according to the team's website.
Uggla grounded out in the top of fourth and did not return. He was replaced by Ramiro Pena. Uggla is hitting .161 with three home runs and four RBI in 56 at-bats. The Braves have listed the 33-year-old as day-to-day.
Hitless day gives Dan Uggla a season-low average
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) Braves second baseman Dan Uggla went 0 for 4 Wednesday against the Royals to drop to .163/.293/.347, giving him his lowest batting average and on-base percentage of the 2013 season.
Uggla homered on Tuesday but was unable to carry the momentum into the subsequent day game against the Royals, which the Braves lost 1-0. He's just 4-for-35 against right-handers this season.
Dan Uggla gets another RBI
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/8/2013) After hitting his second home run the day before, Braves second baseman Dan Uggla added to his RBI total Monday night against the Marlins. He scored Justin Upton with a groundout in the fourth inning and finished 0 for 4 in the 2-0 win.
Uggla is batting .174 (4 for 23) through seven games.
Dan Uggla looking to build on fast start
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/2/2013) It has only been one game so far, but Braves second baseman Dan Uggla will take any signs of positivity, given how poorly he played last season.
Uggla told MLB.com Tuesday that he was feeling more confident through the spring than in year's past, and he showed the results of that in the team's opener Monday. Uggla hit a long, two-run home run off Phillies' starter Cole Hamels, his first opening day home run since 2007. It took him 12 games to hit his first home run a year ago.
"This was an awesome start, and I'm looking to build from it," Uggla said.
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman says that Uggla has been good about shrugging the pressure off so far, after disappointing in his first two seasons with the Braves.
"For some reason, there is some added pressure on him this year," Freeman said. "But he seems to brush it off real easily."
Uggla has $39 million remaining on the final three years of his contract, and is coming off the first sub-30 home run season of his career.
Dan Uggla shakes off spring struggles
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/1/2013) After batting just .200 with a .280 slugging percentage during the spring, Braves second baseman Dan Uggla was able to get back on track in Monday's season opener against the Phillies. He went 1 for 3 with a homer and two runs scored. Uggla also walked once in the 7-5 win.
Uggla launched a solo shot off starter Cole Hamels in the second inning.
The 33-year-old posted career lows in home runs (19) and RBI (78) last season.
Dan Uggla homers in finale
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/30/2013) Braves second baseman Dan Uggla has to be hoping that a slow spring will not carry over to the start of the season. He finished the spring well Saturday, as he homered for the third time, in an exhibition against Double-A Mississippi.
Uggla went 2 for 3 with a two-run, first-inning home run to lead the Braves to a 10-0 win.
Uggla batted .200 with 25 strikeouts in 75 Grapefruit League at-bats, a bad sign coming off the least productive season of his major-league career. Uggla hit a career-low 19 home runs last season, with a .220/.348/.384 slash line in 154 games.
Dan Uggla turning the corner?
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/24/2013) Braves second baseman Dan Uggla hasn't given Atlanta fans or Fantasy owners much to talk about this spring. However, that could be changing. After going 1 for 2 with an RBI Sunday, Uggla is now batting .417 (5 for 12) with one homer and two RBI during a four-game hitting streak.
He's still hitting just .224 with two homers and six RBI in 23 spring games, so it's not like it's time to concede Uggla is headed for a bounce-back campaign. In fact, I'm still in the camp of Uggla being a low-end Fantasy starter and mid-round selection in mixed leagues.
He clearly still possesses good power for a second baseman, but his streakiness at the plate is a headache for Fantasy owners and it's not like Uggla has cut down on his strikeout rate. He's still whiffed 21 times this spring.
Uggla takes pitch to helmet
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/5/2013) Braves second baseman Dan Uggla took a pitch to the helmet on Tuesday night during a Grapefruit League game against the Yankees. Uggla remained on his feet and trotted to first base but was removed shortly after by Atlanta coaches, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Uggla was removed mostly for precautionary reasons and should be fine. Uggla was 0 for 2 with a strikeout prior to leaving.
Uggla whiffing early on
(3/1/2013) Braves second baseman Dan Uggla had another poor performance at the plate in Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Nationals. He went 0 for 4 with four strikeouts in the 6-5 loss. Uggla has gone just 2 for 16 (.125) through six spring games with 10 strikeouts and two walks.
Lighter Uggla feeling 'great'
(2/15/2013) Braves second baseman Dan Uggla posted career-lows in batting average (.220), home runs (19), RBI (78), slugging percentage (.384) and on-base-plus-slugging percentage (.732) during his down 2012 campaign. He told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday that he lost 10 pounds during the offseason and nearly 20 pounds since last spring. Uggla added that his current weight of 205 has made a difference already. "My body feels great," he said. "I'm not sore. It's unbelievable. I'm never hardly even sore after a workout."