The Braves have officially released 2nd baseman, Dan Uggla, after nearly four years.
The Braves announced the release of Dan Uggla after a suspension on July 13th right before the All-Star Break.
Atlanta acquired Uggla in November of 2010 via trade with the Marlins and signed him to a $62 million contract for five years before his first game with the Braves. Atlanta owes him $13 million next year under his final year of the deal.
In 48 games, the 34-year-old three-time All-Star is batting .162 with two home runs and 10 RBIs.
In his first season with the Braves, Uggla had a breakout season with a 33-game hitting streak with 36 home run that season. But since the first season, the struggling 2nd baseman has been trending downward.