Inquires into Uggla
Due for a hefty pay raise, it was expected that the Marlins would measure interest for two-time All-Star Dan Uggla.
On Wednesday, a few possibilities emerged.
According to FoxSports.com, the Giants and Orioles have expressed interest in Uggla. The Red Sox reportedly also may be an option.
The Giants, the report said, may consider Uggla as an option to play third base. The thinking is Pablo Sandoval would swift from third to first base. Uggla has exclusively played second base in the big leagues, although he had some work at third base in the Minor Leagues in 2005.
If Uggla, who will see his salary raise from $5.35 million to around $7 million, is dealt, the Marlins may be more inclined to keep Jorge Cantu, according to the FoxSports.com.
The Red Sox would consider Uggla as an option for left field.
Look for the Nationals also to show interest in Uggla.
– Joe Frisaro