Giants release Dan Uggla

Giants release Dan Uggla
August 8, 2014, 11:45 am
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Dan Uggla was 0 for 11 with a walk, a run scored and six strikeouts with the Giants. (USATSI)

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Dan Uggla’s tenure with the Giants came to an official end Friday when the club gave the veteran second baseman his unconditional release.

Uggla had refused an assignment to Triple-A Fresno, where the Giants had hoped he might go to get at-bats and try to fix his swing. He played just four games for the Giants and was 0 for 11 with a walk, a run scored and six strikeouts while committing three errors.

It was the first time a Giants position player went hitless in a season (with at least 12 plate appearances) since Calvin Murray went 0 for 12 in 2002.

Uggla was designated for assignment on Aug. 1 along with outfielder Tyler Colvin, who cleared waivers and was outrighted to Fresno on Friday.

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