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Giants expected to release second baseman Dan Uggla

Jul 30, 2014, 10:02 PM EDT

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Dan Uggla‘s stay with the Giants lasted nine days.

MLB.com’s Chris Haft reports that San Francisco has released the veteran second baseman, who went 0-for-11 with a walk and six strikeouts in four games after being called up from Triple-A Fresno on July 25. He also made three errors in the field. Uggla officially signed (a minor league deal) with the Giants on July 21, three days after being released by the Braves.

The Giants are known to be in the market for a second baseman with Marco Scutaro continuing to battle injuries in his age-38 season. They’ve been linked recently — along with the Blue Jays — to Indians infielder Asdrubal Cabrera, who is likely to be moved somewhere before Thursday’s deadline.

Haft also reports that the Giants cut ties with outfielder Tyler Colvin on Wednesday evening.

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UPDATE, 10:24 p.m. ET: Conflicting report from Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle …

UPDATE, 10:38 p.m. ET: Schulman now writes that there are “indications” Uggla will be cut loose.

UPDATE, 11:21 p.m. ET: So now Haft is walking back his initial report …

But it’s probably going to happen before the Giants head to New York for a weekend series.

  1. gpatrick15 - Jul 30, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    Goodnight, sweet prince.

  2. elwaysagenius - Jul 30, 2014 at 10:07 PM

    More ti

  3. tfbuckfutter - Jul 30, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    I say this without any sarcasm whatsoever….

    If he aware that American Legion ball is a thing?

    • tfbuckfutter - Jul 30, 2014 at 10:09 PM

      *Is

      Goddammit.

  4. SocraticGadfly - Jul 30, 2014 at 10:12 PM

    Calling Brian Cashman!

  5. edelmanfanclub - Jul 30, 2014 at 10:14 PM

    His major league days are over! If he catches on it’ll be a minor league deal and he wont get called up until he proves he can something like .250 at AAA. Which I have my doubts on that too.

  6. goawaydog - Jul 30, 2014 at 10:25 PM

    9 days to long

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Jul 30, 2014 at 11:02 PM

      “too”

      • chiadam - Jul 30, 2014 at 11:04 PM

        “dick”

  7. espy70 - Jul 30, 2014 at 10:38 PM

    I thought he was going to be the answer, said no one

  8. kingkershaw - Jul 30, 2014 at 10:40 PM

    Meanwhile Kemp just hit his third homer in two games. The KeMVP is back!!!!

    • zebbers - Jul 31, 2014 at 12:57 AM

      Quit trying to make KeMVP happen!

      It’s not a thing!

  9. raynman49 - Jul 30, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    Didn’t he have a problem with his eyesight a while back? You usually don’t fall off a cliff like he did without a reason. I remember when I was in little league, all of a sudden I couldn’t hit. Glasses solved it.

  10. jrob23 - Jul 30, 2014 at 11:01 PM

    He looks like he needs to get off the juice and drop about 20 lbs of muscle. He’s too jacked and it impedes his swing. Cardio and no roids Dan..book it. Comeback player of the year next season if you listen

  11. nsstlfan - Jul 30, 2014 at 11:03 PM

    He had LASIK surgery

  12. nothanksimdriving123 - Jul 30, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    The burning issue is whether he’ll wear the Giants cap on his HoF plaque. He’s clearly earned that right.

    • Bob Loblaw - Jul 31, 2014 at 10:21 AM

      Come on…this is hilarious.

  13. dinofrank60 - Jul 30, 2014 at 11:36 PM

    H.e needs to change his whole approach; gotta change something. He’s at the corner of Has Been and Remember What I Did right now.

    And if he gets another MLB gig, don’t get comfortable. Too many guys think they got it made and never see the DFA Express coming at them. All they need is a little time to work on stuff, because they are “slow” starters; teams can’t wait while you’re trying to find yourself. Release ain’t what you do 30 min before stretching.

  14. mattyheisman - Jul 31, 2014 at 12:44 AM

    Thats a really weird picture of him,his head looks too big for his body.

  15. henryd3rd - Jul 31, 2014 at 1:04 AM

    The man still get paid$16,000,000.00 per year through 2015.

  16. jaysprospectarilo - Jul 31, 2014 at 1:07 AM

    Guy’s turning into Gabe Kapler.

    Meh…he’d make a good minor league pickup for the Jays. Why not. Zero cost attached except league minimum.

  17. ejheim62 - Jul 31, 2014 at 7:44 AM

    wait, he’s mid-30’s, declining, can’t hit….somebody hog-tie Ruben Amaro before he does something Phillies fans are gonna hate!

  18. ralphwilsonisrich - Jul 31, 2014 at 8:20 AM

    Where is Hal Lanier these days?

  19. psousa1 - Jul 31, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    Trade for Boston’s Stephen Drew and put him at 2B. I’m sure they will pay most of the freight. They guy will catch every ball hit his way. He may not hit every ball pitched his way but the Giants need someone to catch the ball over there

  20. ayyyjayyy - Jul 31, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    Is Ryan Garko available?

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