Dan Uggla not released by Giants after all
An errant report indicated Dan Uggla was released by the Giants after just four games. He has not been released, though.
But then conflicting reports started to arise...
Source: #SFGiants have NOT released Uggla.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2014
And then the original reporter admitted he had erred:
Dan Uggla has NOT been released -- I put too much belief in trusted sources -- and I very much regret the (three-base) error.— Chris Haft/SF Giants (@sfgiantsbeat) July 31, 2014
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.