Braves release struggling Uggla

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ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves have requested unconditional release waivers for struggling second baseman Dan Uggla, parting ways with a former starter still owed over $18 million over the remainder of this year and next.

In his fourth season with the Braves, the 34-year-old Uggla was batting .162 with two home runs and 10 RBI in 48 games and 130 at-bats.

Uggla lost his job to Tommy La Stella when the rookie second baseman was called up May 28.

The Braves’ patience with Uggla appeared to wear thin last Sunday when he was suspended one game for reporting just 30 minutes before the start of a game in Chicago.

Uggla, a three-time NL All-Star, hit .179 with 22 homers and 55 RBIs last year.

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