Sep 2, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla (26) against the New York Mets during the 8th inning at Turner Field. The Braves won 13-5. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

MLB rumors: New York Yankees not intersted in Braves’ Dan Uggla


With Robinson Cano leaving a gaping hole at second base, the New York Yankees are now in search of a replacement. One player that they reportedly won’t have any interest in acquiring is that of Atlanta Braves second baseman, Dan Uggla, this according to Jon Heyman:

in case anyone wonders, yanks have no interest in uggla (who’s getting married today — congrats). infante a top target tho

The powerful infielder has struggled during his tenure with the Braves, attributing many of his problems to poor vision. Uggla underwent surgery during the season to fix the problems, but his woes continued despite the former Florida (now Miami) Marlin saying his vision problems were much improved.

Of course, the cost would be relatively cheap (near bargain basement price) though Uggla does come with a hefty $13 million dollar price tag in both 2014 and 2015, a price even the Yankees would likely balk at.

Given the elevated salary, it’s going to be relatively difficult for Atlanta to move their second baseman as even a team in need with money isn’t showing any interest.

Tags: Atlanta Braves Dan Uggla New York Yankees

  • Bryan Allen

    If the Braves are smart they will either dump him for a few prospects so they can at least get something out of it, or just release him outright.Either way, they will probably have to eat some of his contract but lets face it, he’s a flop & the Braves don’t need that crap.Face it, its time to cut ties & the sooner the better.