Rizzo offered Uggla a minor-league contract with an invitation to big-league camp. Because Uggla technically remains under contract with the Braves ? they still owe him $13.2 million this season ? the Nationals are on the hook only for the major-league minimum ($507,500) if he makes the roster.
Bigtime Muttley...At that price, he'll be closely watched for signs that he's got something left in the tank, but IMO he'll never be more than bop off the bench for us. If either Desmond or Escobar were to get hurt, Espinosa would play ahead of Uggla. Then there's the issue of if you keep him in a bench role, does he embrace the role or does he become a clubhouse cancer? Guy has a reputation for being a total d*ck IIRC.