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Dan Uggla sits out vs. Padres

Updated: May 31, 2011, 8:32 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Slumping Braves second baseman Dan Uggla was given an unexpected day off.

Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez made the announcement Tuesday before Atlanta played the San Diego Padres. Uggla and Gonzalez had a conversation before the game.

"Anytime I'm out of the lineup," Uggla said, "it's not my idea."

Uggla, who signed a five-year, $62 million contract after the Braves acquired him in a November trade with Florida, has just four hits in his last 47 at-bats -- dropping ...

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