Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/26/13
Uggla could be a difficult player to move due to declining skills and a big contract. The Atlanta Braves are willing to trade Dan Uggla this offseason and will shop him to other teams, reports Joe Frisaro of MLB.com. Moving Uggla could be a chore for the Braves, however. He is still owed $26 million over the next two years, a hefty price tag for a player whose skills appear to be rapidly declining. If Atlanta were to make a deal, they would either have to pick up a significant portion of his contract or include a good prospect. Acquired in a trade with the Marlins prior to the 2011 season, Uggla hit a career-high 36 home runs in his first year with the team, but also posted a 764 OPS. That was the first time in his career his OPS dipped below 800 for a full season. His power numbers dropped off in 2012, but he led the league with 94 walks en route to a .348 OBP.
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