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Report: Dan Uggla declines Triple-A assignment, becomes free agent

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San Francisco Giants second baseman Dan Uggla has declined a Triple-A assignment by the team, which is his right as a veteran player, reports Alex Pavlovic of the Mercury News.

NBC's Hardball Talk reports that Uggla will now become a free agent.

Uggla was designated for assignment by the Giants on Aug. 1 after a short stint with the team. He began 2014 with the Atlanta Braves before being released by the club on July 18 after hitting .162 in 48 games. 

The 34-year-old began his Giants stint at Triple-A and was recalled on July 25. He played in four games for San Francisco, going hitless in 11 at-bats.

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As a veteran player of five or more years, Uggla is allowed to reject an assignment to the minor leagues. 

A three-time All-Star, Uggla has hit just .171 in 2013 and 2014 combined. 

- Molly Geary

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