Report: Braves sign Uggla to extension
By Sports Network
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - The Atlanta Braves have reportedly signed second baseman Dan Uggla to long-term contract extension.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that it is a five-year deal worth $62 million.
The Braves acquired the two-time All-Star from the Florida Marlins last month in exchange for infielder Omar Infante, a first-time All-Star in 2010, and pitcher Mike Dunn.
Uggla, 30, has been one of the premier hitting second basemen since he broke into the majors with Florida in 2006. He played at least 146 games in each of his five seasons with the Marlins.
A Rule 5 pick by Florida in 2005, Uggla became the first second baseman in the history of the game to post four straight 30-homer seasons after batting .287 with 33 home runs and a career-high 105 RBI in 159 games in 2010.
The Marlins' all-time leader in home runs with 154, Uggla will be reunited in Atlanta with manager Fredi Gonzalez, who managed Florida from 2007 until he was fired midway through last season.
In 776 career games, Uggla is a .263 hitter with 465 RBI.