On Friday the Atlanta Braves released veteran infielder Dan Uggla.
The second baseman had been rarely used of late after struggling down the stretch last season and getting off to a poor start.
Uggla, 34, was suspended for last Sunday’s game after showing up late to a Saturday contest against the Chicago Cubs. He was hitting just .175/.295/.332 this season.
Owed around $18.5 million by the Braves though the end of next season, someone will take a gamble on Uggla but given his career trend it may be too late.
Tyler Pastornicky has been recalled to take Uggla’s roster space.
The 24-year-old has hit just .200/.300/.257 in 35 at-bats this season for the Braves.