Uggla's struggles have forced the hand of his manager. Image: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

Dan Uggla Lands on the Bench


Dan Uggla has been struggling and Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez apparently isn’t going to sit by and hopeUggla breaks out of it.

“I wouldn’t call it desperation or panic or anything like that,” Gonzalez said. “I think if you don’t do something you’d be remiss. What’s the definition of insanity, do the same thing over and over again and come out with the same conclusion [while expecting something different]?”

You can really hardly blame Gonzalez at this point. Since July 5, a span that covers over 240 at bats, Uggla is hitting a mere .152.

With Uggla riding the pine, the Braves will use a combination of Martin Prado and Tyler Pastornicky to cover second base. Prado has spent the past couple of seasons in left field, but was Atlanta’s everyday second baseman before the trade that brought Uggla from the Marlins.

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