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It’s happening: Giants call up Dan Uggla from Triple-A

Jul 25, 2014, 6:10 PM EDT

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Alex Pavlovic of the Mercury News reports that the Giants have called up second baseman Dan Uggla from Triple-A Fresno. Utility infielder Tony Abreu will join him. In related moves, the Giants placed Ehire Adrianza and Marco Scutaro on the 15-day disabled list, and designated infielder Nick Noonan and pitcher Jose De Paula for assignment. Uggla will bat seventh in tonight’s starting lineup against the Dodgers.

Uggla, 34, had a miserable year with the Braves, slashing .162/.241/.231 with two home runs and 10 RBI in 145 plate appearances. Towards the end of May, the Braves started to reduce his playing time in favor of rookie Tommy La Stella. The Braves finally decided to release him on July 18, which allowed the Giants to sign him to a minor league deal earlier this week.

In nine plate appearances with Fresno, Uggla drew two walks, singled, and doubled.

  1. miguelcairo - Jul 25, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    He’s gonna hit great for San Fran…I bet he hits .200 even!

    • kardshark1 - Jul 25, 2014 at 7:02 PM

      Sadly, .200 would be a HUGE improvement from their current circus of 2b they’ve tried.

  2. RonKarate - Jul 25, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    Knowing the Dodgers luck he’ll go 2 for 4 with a 3 run bomb.

    • joecool16280 - Jul 25, 2014 at 8:41 PM

      luck or karma?

  3. illuminancer - Jul 25, 2014 at 6:42 PM

    It was inevitable.

  4. clydeserra - Jul 25, 2014 at 6:54 PM

    scutaro had no business being off the dl.

  5. jkcalhoun - Jul 25, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Uggla isn’t the answer, but neither are Scutaro, Adrianza (hamstring), Panik (ankle), and Freddy Sanchez (disappeared).

    So, how many guesses do the Giants get?

  6. wilmyers09 - Jul 25, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    bet any second baseman that is a free agent has to be better then uggla right

  7. apkyletexas - Jul 25, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    “In nine plate appearances with Fresno, Uggla drew two walks, singled, and doubled.”

    Brilliant! Just when he’s really caught fire…

  8. KomaGawa - Jul 25, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    We know Uggla wont be playing because he needs the money, its his love for the game.

  9. nsauser - Jul 25, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    The more important question is how much did he sign for? Every penny helps!

    • gloccamorra - Jul 26, 2014 at 6:19 PM

      Major league minimum, most likely. The Braves are paying him.

  10. raynman49 - Jul 25, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    Now that the Mets said they won’t trade Daniel Murphy, they’ll trade him to S.F. (knowing them, in exchange for Uggla).

  11. dinofrank60 - Jul 25, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    That’s one less batter for Kershaw to worry about tonight!

    • slappymcknucklepunch - Jul 25, 2014 at 11:26 PM

      Sweet.

    • gloccamorra - Jul 26, 2014 at 6:23 PM

      I think Uggla got a single off him once.

  12. scotttheskeptic - Jul 25, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    What do the Giants have to offer that might get Amaro off his ass to convince Utley to waive 10/5 rights?

  13. muckthefets23 - Jul 25, 2014 at 10:22 PM

    The answer to that question is absolutely nothing Scott….

  14. realgone2 - Jul 26, 2014 at 8:40 AM

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