Braves bench slumping Dan Uggla

Updated: September 4, 2012, 5:07 PM ET
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ATLANTA -- Slumping second baseman Dan Uggla, hitting only .208, has been benched by the Braves in a move manager Fredi Gonzalez acknowledged was "not easy."

Uggla, who started in this year's All-Star Game, said Gonzalez told him of the change Sunday.

"He didn't really explain anything to me," Uggla said. "He just kind of said, 'We've got to make a change. I don't know how much playing time you're going to get the next 29 days.' "

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