Second baseman Dan Uggla appears to have a new home.
Uggla has signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants, multiple outlets reported Monday. The three-time National League All-Star started the 2014 season with the Atlanta Braves but was cut by the team him after an abysmal start to the year.
Uggla put up a slash line of just .162/.241/.231 in 145 plate appearances with the Braves this season. He had a sub-.200 batting average in 2013, as well, but belted 22 home runs compared to just two this season.
The Braves still owe $19 million to Uggla over the next two seasons. Even though he is in the midst of a dreadful season, the move makes sense for the Giants — the team only has to pay him the pro-rated league minimum.
The Giants’ second baseman, 39-year-old Marco Scutaro, has been through his share of injuries this year, so Uggla is not a terrible insurance policy, as he does have 233 home runs since 2006.
Uggla will join the Giants’ Triple-A affiliate in Fresno.
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