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Atlanta Braves Promote Tommy La Stella, Dan Uggla Stays with Club
May 28th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
The Atlanta Braves have finally given second baseman Tommy La Stella his long awaited shot at the big leagues, Mark Bowman reports, just in time for the team's two-game series at Fenway Park. The #Braves have promoted Tommy La Stella to the Majors. A corresponding move has not been announced. — Mark...

Fredi Gonzalez to Meet with B.J. Upton, Dan Uggla Regarding Performance
December 10th, 2013 at 9:50 PM
The Atlanta Braves need production from Dan Uggla and B.J. Upton, who both flat out sucked in 2013. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Tuesday that he plans to meet with both players in regards to them stepping up their game in 2014, and here's some video to prove it. ***VIDEO1*** Gonzalez said he still...

Atlanta Braves’ Dan Uggla Gets Married, Still not Traded
December 8th, 2013 at 9:37 PM
Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla got married on Saturday, as confirmed by Jon Heyman and this photo on Twitter.   Solid wedding last night ! pic.twitter.com/hcUoB1hoZi — Nicky Gagliano (@nickgagliano) December 8, 2013 Congratulations to Uggs, who at least needed something to go his way after hitting .179 last season. However, Heyman reports that...

Atlanta Braves Will Have Trouble Trading Dan Uggla
December 4th, 2013 at 8:30 AM
It's just a fact. The Atlanta Braves are going to have a hard time finding a team that will take Dan Uggla in a trade. Still, that won't stop Frank Wren from shopping him at the Winter Meetings next week, but he'll come at a steep price. The Braves are reported...

Atlanta Braves Could Trade Dan Uggla Back to Miami Marlins
October 28th, 2013 at 8:17 AM
Dan Uggla has simply been terrible for the Atlanta Braves, and the Miami Marlins are in need of a power bat. MLB.com's Joe Frisaro suggests a trade could be worked out this offseason. Frisaro says the Braves "certainly will entertain shopping Uggla," and are so desperate to do so that they'll...

Atlanta Braves May Try to Trade Dan Uggla to Cincinnati Reds for Brandon Phillips
October 21st, 2013 at 8:08 AM
Reports are circulating that two teams who are looking to unload their second basemen may end up swapping them. In this case, it would be the Atlanta Braves shipping off Dan Uggla to the Cincinnati Reds for Brandon Phillips, Dave O'Brien tweets.   Hearing #Braves would have interest in #Reds 2B Phillips if...

Atlanta Braves GM Frank Wren Has Blunt Words for Dan Uggla
October 15th, 2013 at 6:37 PM
Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren is pulling no punches when it comes to Dan Uggla's horrendous three years with the team. Essentially, he said something needs to change now. With two years and $26 million left on Uggla's contract, he battled vision problems in 2013 en route to a .179...

Atlanta Braves’ Dan Uggla is the New Jason Bay, Team Should Get Rid of Him
October 11th, 2013 at 8:44 AM
Dan Uggla was the highest paid player on the Atlanta Braves in 2013. He was also the worst player, providing further evidence that he has become Atlanta's Jason Bay, and the team needs to find a way to unload him. This is beyond Derek Lowe levels, when the Braves paid the...

Atlanta Braves’ Dan Uggla Upset by Roster Decision
October 4th, 2013 at 8:28 AM
Stop us if you've heard this one before. Dan Uggla is unhappy with the Atlanta Braves over his playing time. Papa Uggs went so far as to say he was "blindsided" by the decision to leave him off the Braves' playoff roster. "I'm not blind to my numbers," Uggla said on braves.com....

Atlanta Braves Leave Dan Uggla Off National League Division Series Roster
October 2nd, 2013 at 3:05 PM
When the Atlanta Braves take the field Thursday for the first game of the National League Division Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers, they'll be doing it without Dan Uggla, who was left off the playoff roster after basically being terrible all year.   Dan Uggla, highest paid Atlanta Brave this year,...

Reports Circulate That Dan Uggla to Be Left Off Atlanta Braves National League Division Series Roster
October 1st, 2013 at 9:13 PM
In what should overjoy many fans, reports indicate that Dan Uggla will not be on the Atlanta Braves' roster during the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, braves.com reports. The stats are horrific for a man making a team-high $13 million. Uggla hit .179 with 22 home runs in 136...

Bravely Going All in: the Royal Flush Forming Cards of Fredi Gonzalez and the Atlanta Braves
September 18th, 2013 at 12:30 PM
A high-stakes poker game carries on as we are in the home stretch of the 2013 Major League Baseball season. For the Atlanta Braves, sitting pretty atop the National League Division’s standings in the East couldn’t put them in a better position to dominate the division and have a crack...

Dan Uggla Misses Chance to Redeem Himself in Atlanta Braves Lineup
September 13th, 2013 at 8:15 AM
A day after Dan Uggla vented to the media about how he felt Fredi Gonzalez needed to put him in the Atlanta Braves' lineup, he completely blew his chance to prove everyone wrong. In Thursday's win over the Miami Marlins, Uggla went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. The two times he actually put...

Dan Uggla Unhappy with Recent Atlanta Braves Playing Time
September 12th, 2013 at 8:35 AM
Dan Uggla sat for the third straight night in favor of Elliot Johnson starting at second base for the Atlanta Braves. He's not exactly happy with Fredi Gonzalez's decision, but there's not exactly a whole lot else that can be done. Gonzalez met with Uggla on Monday, which in turn led...

Dan Uggla, B.J. Upton Belong on Atlanta Braves’ Bench
September 10th, 2013 at 7:27 PM
Tuesday night's starting lineup against the Miami Marlins didn't feature Dan Uggla or B.J. Upton, and the Atlanta Braves are definitely in the right to do so. The facts are this: Evan Gattis is going to play, and Jordan Schafer needs to play. The sad state is also that after going 11-for-25...

Atlanta Braves’ Elliot Johnson Impersonates Harry Caray, Tim Kurkjian: Video
August 28th, 2013 at 9:08 AM
The newest Atlanta Braves player has already gotten comfortable in the clubhouse, enough that Elliot Johnson sat down with Fox Sports' Tom Hart and gave his impression of Harry Caray and Tim Kurkjian in a pre-game interview. Have a look at the video below. ***VIDEO1*** Johnson has already made quite an impact,...

Dan Uggla Hoping for August 28 Return for Atlanta Braves
August 22nd, 2013 at 9:49 PM
Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla is eyeing a return to the field next week after being placed on the disabled list to undergo laser eye surgery last Friday. Uggla took batting practice on Tuesday in Atlanta and has traveled with the team to St. Louis for more BP before returning...

Season Over for Tyler Pastornicky, Atlanta Braves Call up Phil Gosselin
August 16th, 2013 at 3:34 PM
Tyler Pastornicky, called up from the minors this week by the Atlanta Braves, will have season-ending knee surgery, the Braves announced today. Pastornicky suffered a torn ACL after colliding with right fielder Jason Heyward on a play Wednesday night. He was called up from Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday to start in place...

Michael Young a Perfect Fit for the Atlanta Braves
August 15th, 2013 at 1:06 PM
Major League veteran Michael Young has cleared waivers and appears to be on his way out of Philadelphia. That is, if he agrees to waive his no trade clause. The Atlanta Braves are a perfect place for Young to bring his talents. ***PHOTO1***With Dan Uggla recently being place on the 15-day...

Atlanta Braves 2B Tyler Pastornicky Suffers Injury in Collision with Jason Heyward
August 14th, 2013 at 10:30 PM
Atlanta Braves second baseman Tyler Pastornicky, filling in for starter Dan Uggla, collided with right fielder Jason Heyward while attempting to catch a fly ball in the top of the third inning. Pastornicky suffered a sprained left knee and is listed as day-to-day. The injury is a major blow to Pastornicky who...