Atlanta Interested In Dan Uggla?

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Braves have "mild" interest in Marlins second baseman Dan Uggla, who they would place in left field.  However, landing the 29-year-old might prove to be too costly for Braves GM Frank Wren.

The Palm Beach Post's Joe Capozzi writes that the Marlins would have to be "blown away" by a proposal to surrender Uggla to a division rival.  Furthermore, Uggla's stated desire to remain at second base would throw a wrench in Wren's plans.  Capozzi stresses that even though the Marlins are willing to open the season with Uggla if they can't find the right deal, they are working hard to move him. 

Moving Uggla would leave Florida with a void at his position, assuming they don't receive a second baseman in return.  Capozzi says that the recent signing of infielder Danny Richar to a minor-league deal would give Florida depth at the position.  He also mentioned Emilio Bonifacio as a candidate, someone who MLB.com's Joe Frisaro believes would be given a shot to be the everyday solution, along with Chris Coghlan.

While the Marlins do have options available to fill the gap, none of those options can come close to producing at the same level as the two-time All-Star.



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