Dan Uggla not released by Giants after all

The Dan Uggla era in San Francisco has been forgettable thus far.
The Dan Uggla era in San Francisco has been forgettable thus far. (USATSI)

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Wednesday night, MLB.com reported that the Giants were set to release second baseman Dan Uggla in order to clear room for some upcoming trade deadline activity.

But then conflicting reports started to arise...

And then the original reporter admitted he had erred:


So the Dan Uggla era is not over just yet.

Uggla is 0-for-11 with six strikeouts and one walk (.083 OBP!) in four games for the Giants. He has also committed three errors and the Giants lost all four games in which he appeared -- not that he was the cause, but he certainly didn't help matters.

Uggla is a three-time All-Star and was productive offensive second baseman as recently as 2012. He's set to make $13 million next season from the Braves and is 34 years old.

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Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last five World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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