Heyman: Yankees have no interest in Dan Uggla


Via Jon Heyman: The Yankees have no interest in trading for Dan Uggla after losing Robinson Cano to the Mariners. The Braves have an enormous arbitration class and are looking to free up some payroll so they can make upgrades elsewhere.

Uggla, 33, hit .179/.302/.362 (91 wRC+) with 22 homers in 537 plate appearances in 2013. He lost his starting job to Elliot Johnson in September and was left off the team’s postseason roster. Uggla still hits for power (.183 ISO) and draws walks (14.3%), but he really struggles to make contact and his defense is terrible. His decline is obvious. The Braves owe Uggla $13M in both 2014 and 2015 and they’ll probably give him away for salary relief. Glad the Yankees are steering clear. Big name, small production.

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  • Kosmo

    No one should have interest in Uggla. Jeez he lost his job to Eliot Johnson, how bad does it get. Uggla can´t field, can´t hit for average and is owed 26 million. Pass.

  • Bavarian Yankee

    thank god.

  • lou

    Anyone remember the allstar game and Yankee stadium when Ugg played 2b? How many balls went through his legs.

    • Mandy Stankiewicz

      Ha! I was just gonna say the first time I saw him play he made 2 errors in the all-star game.

  • CashmanNinja

    Uggla has nice power, but so what? I used to love him, but he’s been getting worse year after year. He’ll still offer some pop, but literally nothing else. He’ll strike out and give you no overage. And the defense is non-existent. He’s more DH than 2B right now…and not even a good DH. And this isn’t even including that contract of his.

  • JGYank

    Good. Hopefully they sign Infante or Ellis so I don’t have to hear the move Soriano to second or trade for Uggla/Phillips proposals.

  • Jersey Joe