ATLANTA - Slumping Braves second baseman Dan Uggla has been given an unexpected day off.
Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez made the annoucement Tuesday before Atlanta played the San Diego Padres.
Uggla and Gonzalez had a conversation before the game. Uggla says he didn't agree with the decision.
Uggla, who signed a five-year, $62 million contract after the Braves acquired him in a winter trade with Florida, has just four hits in his last 47 at-bats - dropping his season batting average to .178.
Gonzalez replaced Uggla with Brooks Conrad, who will play second base and hit eighth.
Uggla is coming off a career season with the Marlins, batting .287 with 33 homers and 105 RBIs. For Atlanta, he has seven homers, 16 RBIs, a .322 slugging percentage and a .246 on-base percentage.