SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Dan Uggla needed a fresh start. The San Francisco Giants needed a healthy second baseman who could step in and produce.
Both are hoping they can solve each other's problem.
A week after being released by the Atlanta Braves and just days after signing a minor league deal with San Francisco, the Giants purchased Uggla's contract from Triple-A Fresno. They put him in the starting lineup for the opener of a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.