Dan Uggla Goes 0-For-2 in Debut for MLB’s San Francisco GiantsRob Gloster
Dan Uggla went hitless in two at-bats in his debut for the San Francisco Giants, who had called up the veteran second baseman from the minor leagues.
Uggla was in the starting lineup last night as the Giants lost 8-1 at home to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers had five triples, including three by Yasiel Puig, in the game.
Uggla, 34, a three-time All-Star, was released last week by the Atlanta Braves after hitting .162 this season. The Giants signed him to a minor-league deal five days ago.
Uggla has spent nine seasons in Major League Baseball, including five years with the Florida Marlins and four with the Braves.
The Giants placed second baseman Marco Scutaro and infielder Ehire Adrianza on the 15-day disabled list. Scutaro, who has a strained lower back, has played in only five games this season. Adrianza strained his right hamstring while running the bases in a game two days ago at Philadelphia.