The Atlanta Braves have reportedly suspended second baseman Dan Uggla for conduct detrimental to the team, and have recalled infielder Phil Gosselin from Triple-A, according to the team’s Twitter handle.
Braves suspend Uggla for a game, add Gosselin: The Braves announced shortly before Sunday’s contest against th… http://t.co/3vTqpbieRu
— Atlanta Braves (@AtIantaBraves) July 13, 2014
The reason as to why Uggla was banned for an outing is unknown – per MLB.com’s Joe Morgan.
Uggla, 34, has been benched more often than he’s played this season, and this suspension only adds density to his already miserable campaign. He’s performed in just 48 games for Atlanta this year.
The former All-Star infielder is enduring his second consecutive abysmal season batting under .200 (.162 this season), and has just 21 hits in 130 at-bats. Uggla has one hit over his last 13 games, and hasn’t started a contest since Jun. 27.
Gosselin has had a phenomenal season with Triple-A Gwinnett, and was selected to perform at the International League All-Star Game. Gosselin is batting .345 with five homers and 30 RBIs for Gwinnett this season.