Marlins deal Uggla to Braves for Infante, LHP Dunn

The Marlins have parted ways with their
home-run-hitting second baseman, agreeing on Tuesday afternoon to send
Dan Uggla to the Braves in exchange for infielder Omar Infante and
left-hander Mike Dunn, the Marlins announced in a release.

Uggla and the Marlins were attempting to reach an
extension but couldn’t agree on the framework of a deal. Uggla
reportedly wanted a five-year contract, but the Marlins didn’t want to
go any further than a proposed four-year, $48 million offer. 

The 30-year-old Uggla made $7.8 million in 2010 and could yield $12 million in arbitration if he goes to a hearing. He is set to be a free after the 2011 campaign.

Infante would now likely replace Uggla as the
Marlins’ second baseman. In Dunn, Florida receives a young lefty
reliever it coveted this offseason. 

Uggla will now be reunited with former manager Fredi Gonzalez in Atlanta.

— Alden Gonzalez

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