Dan Uggla: 5 Ways the Atlanta Braves Slugger Can Turn His Season Around

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Dan Uggla: 5 Ways the Atlanta Braves Slugger Can Turn His Season Around
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When the Atlanta Braves acquired Dan Uggla from the Florida Marlins, fans across Braves Country rejoiced. Aside from the fact that Uggla crushed Atlanta's pitching to the tune of 23 home runs in 89 games during his career, Uggla represented the right-handed power bat that the Braves had been missing for years.

Through Uggla's first 51 games with the Braves, however, the results haven't been what the team was expecting when they parted with All-Star utility man Omar Infante and reliever Mike Dunn to get him.

Uggla has just two home runs over his past 28 games and his .180/.250/.335 slash line represents career lows in each category. His .180 batting average is the third-worst in baseball among qualifiers.

So here are the top five things Uggla needs to do, to return to his status as one of baseball's elite power hitters.

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