Dan Uggla

#26 2B / Washington Nationals / EXP: 10YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 210 lb Age: 35 College: Memphis Bats/Throws R/R

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Nationals 2B Dan Uggla hits first homer since late April in win over Mets

      Nationals second baseman Dan Uggla went 1 for 1 with a solo home in a 2-0 win over the Mets on Saturday. That marks his second homer of the season and seeing his name pop up is a surprise in itself. The once power-hitting second baseman has been relegated to bench duties, as his average has plummeted and power has dropped off significantly in recent years. Uggla will likely have trouble finding a roster spot on any team come next season.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Nationals activate Dan Uggla from DL; two added to active roster

      The Nationals have activated infielder Dan Uggla from the 15-day disabled list. Uggla had been on the DL since the beginning of August with a back injury. In addition, the Nationals promoted catching prospect Pedro Severino and recalled left-hander Sammy Solis from Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

      Nationals' Dan Uggla goes hitless in rehab assignment Wednesday

      Nationals infielder Dan Uggla went 0 for 2 at the plate during a rehab assignment Wednesday for the team's Class A affiliate. He also walked once. It was his first rehab assignment game since landing on the disabled list earlier this month with a back issue.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Nationals' Dan Uggla (back) to start rehab assignment Tuesday

      Nationals second baseman Dan Uggla, who is currently on the disabled list with back spasms, is expected to begin a rehab assignment on Tuesday. Uggla will suit up for Class A Hagerstown, joining teammate Denard Span on the rehab trail, according to the Washington Post. Uggla has been out since August 8 due to the injury.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      2B Dan Uggla dispatched to disabled list by Nationals

      The Nationals have placed second baseman Dan Uggla on the 15-day disabled list with back spasms, per MLB.com. Uggla has been used sparingly with just two at-bats since July 24. He is batting well under .200 for the third consecutive season.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Nationals 2B Dan Uggla nails three hits and doesn't fan Sunday

      Nationals second baseman Dan Uggla received a rare start in the first game of a doubleheader Sunday and took advantage of it. Uggla managed his first three-hit game since April 28. He added a walk and continued to cut down on his strikeouts with none in the game. He feels that his hard work and patience are paying off. "Just doing my routine every day, getting my work in, and once the game comes or an at-bat comes, I know I've already done my work and I'm ready to go," Uggla told the Washington Post. "I've been feeling good for awhile now, and it's nice to get some at-bats in a row and contribute." His .235 average is at its highest point of the season. Uggla has fanned just nine times in his last 37 at-bats, which, given his history, must be considered a triumph.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Yunel Escobar out of Nationals' lineup on Saturday

      Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game. Escobar left Friday's game after being hit by a pitch. Escobar suffered a hand injury, and while X-rays were negative, he was still suffering from swelling on Saturday. Escobar will be replaced at third by Danny Espinosa, who moves over from second. Dan Uggla fills in at second base for the first time since May 27.

    • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

      Nationals 2B Dan Uggla gets the start against Phillies

      Nationals 2B Dan Uggla has been solid against left-handed pitchers this year, something his team wants him to continue on Saturday against the Phillies' Cole Hamels. Uggla, who is hitting .273/.385/.545 in 11 at-bats against lefties this season, will get the start over Danny Espinosa. In 62 career at-bats against Hamels, Uggla is only hitting .145/.239/.323 with three home runs, two doubles and six RBI.

    • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

      Nationals 3B Yunel Escobar exits Sunday's game

      Nationals third baseman Yunel Escobar has left Sunday's game against the Braves after three innings with an undisclosed issue, reports MASNsports.com. Some reports indicated he injured himself during a check swing. Danny Espinosa has moved from second base to third and Dan Uggla has entered the game, hitting in Escobar's spot, and is now playing second. Escobar was 1 for 2 with a run scored in the game.

    • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

      Nationals' Dan Uggla collects 700th career RBI

      Dan Uggla's second-inning ground out Tuesday plated Ryan Zimmerman for the second baseman's 700th career RBI.Uggla drove in 90 or more runs four times over the first five years of his career.Now in his 10th season in the major leagues, Uggla is serving as a bench player for the Nationals.

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