Dan Uggla started the All-Star Game for the National league. Now he’s riding the pine. Fredi Gonzalez has benched him:
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is benching three-time All-Star second baseman Dan Uggla. Uggla is hitting only .208. Martin Prado is starting at second base against Colorado on Monday for the second straight day.
Reed Johnson has been hitting .322/.355/.390 since coming over from Chicago, and he will likely slide into left field more often with Uggla benched.
Only three years and $39 million left on the Uggla deal!