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The Dan Uggla era in San Francisco has begun

By Melissa Felkins

Ready or not, here he comes!

The Dan Uggla era in a San Francisco Giants officially begins today against the Los Angeles Dodgers. But you had to know it was coming, right? I mean with Marco Scutaro unable to swing a bat and back on the disabled list, along with Ehire Adrianza the options at second base were pretty non-existent for the Giants heading into a heated playoff race and quite possibly the biggest series of the season so far ahead this weekend.

With Scutaro and Adrianza both going on the disabled list, the Giants made a series of moves today along with the call-up of Uggla. They also purchased the contract of Tony Abreu, and sent Nick Noonan and Jose De Paula packing, according to Andrew Baggarly. Abreu and Uggla are both options at second base.

Uggla had a horrific season with the Braves and so far, had only played two games with the Fresno Grizzlies. He hit .286 in 7 at-bats. Abreu has hit .281 with the Grizzlies in 64 games.

Personally, as much as we may give Uggla crap, you can’t blame the Giants for the move. I’d imagine the combination of Uggla and Abreu is likely to be better than the combination of Scutaro and Adrianza. Panik is working out just okay, but with a sprained ankle, he’s still out of action for a few more days.

The Giants lineup tonight to face the Dodgers is: