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Uggla on brink of 100 RBIs

Dan Uggla is on the brink of joining an exclusive Marlins’ club.

With his next RBI, he will place himself on the franchise’s 100 RBI list. In their history, the benchmark has been reached 14 times.

Uggla1z2.jpgUggla has been stuck on 99 since his run-scoring single in the seventh inning last Thursday at Milwaukee. He has gone four games without driving in a run heading into Tuesday night at Atlanta.

The 99 RBIs by Uggla are the most of any National League second baseman. Robinson Cano of the Yankees has 105, which tops all MLB second basemen.

Uggla is having a career season across the board, and he’s already topped his season best for RBIs. Previously it was 92 in 2008.

Preston Wilson holds the franchise record with 121, posted in 2000. A year ago, Hanley Ramirez (106) and Jorge Cantu (100) reached the century mark.

Florida’s season RBI leaders:

* Preston Wilson, 121, 2000
* Gary Sheffield, 120, 1996
* Miguel Cabrera, 119, 2007
* Miguel Cabrera, 116, 2005
* Moises Alou, 115, 1997
* Carlos Delgado, 115, 2005
* Miguel Cabrera, 114, 2006
* Miguel Cabrera, 112, 2004
* Hanley Ramirez, 106, 2009
* Jeff Conine, 105, 1995
* Mike Lowell, 105, 2003
* Cliff Floyd, 103, 2001
* Jorge Cantu, 100, 2009
* Mike Lowell, 100, 2001
* Dan Uggla, 99, 2010

– Joe Frisaro

Hanley DHing

Hanley Ramirez found himself batting in a familiar spot on Tuesday, third in the lineup. But the 25-year-old All-Star was positioned as the designated hitter for the Dominican Republic in their exhibition game with the Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium.

Jose Reyes got the starting nod at shortstop, and the Mets’ All-Star was leading off. Ramirez, who prefers playing his primary position, was batting third, in front of Alex Rodriguez.

The Dominican lineup against the Marlins for Tuesday is: Reyes, Jose Bautista (1B), Ramirez, A-Rod (3B), Robinson Cano (2B), Jose Guillen (RF), Nelson Cruz (LF), Miguel Olivo (C) and Willie Tavares (CF).

– Joe Frisaro

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