Their reasoning is pretty understandable considering Uggla, despite some impressive power numbers, has been relatively woeful elsewhere. Of course, moving Uggla and his contract wasn’t expected to be easy but recent rumors surfaced suggesting Atlanta was in the market to obtain Dustin Ackley from the Seattle Mariners. Those reports have proven to be false though as according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Atlanta Braves aren’t looking for a second baseman and that the job is Uggla’s to lose.
One rival executive wondered aloud Tuesday if the Mariners might trade Dustin Ackley to the Braves, but Atlanta is not looking for a second baseman, sources say.
There really isn’t much reason for Atlanta to acquire Ackley (who likely wouldn’t come cheap) considering the in-house options they have if Uggla continues to struggle moving forward.