Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting that the Braves have indeed finalized a five year extension with Dan Uggla.
The $62 million deal pays Uggla a bit more than originally thought (the extra million dollars was apparently the factor that slowed the deal’s completion).
Uggla is now the highest paid second baseman by average annual salary. Even so, I believe this to be a good deal for both sides. Sure, there’s some risk in the out years, but in my opinion a lot less risk than the Phillies face with the Lee signing.