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Uggla, Gload -- UPDATED

Update: The Marlins are now in need of a left-handed hitter off the bench (Eric Hinske, anyone?). The Phillies signed Ross Gload late Tuesday. I'm hearing -- unofficially -- the deal was for two years, $2.6 million, which trumps the two years, $1.9 million the Marlins were offering.

It's all quiet this morning on the Uggla front. Word here is that interested teams might be waiting to see if the Marlins non-tender Uggla -- Saturday is the deadline -- but that's not happening. In other words, the Uggla situation could drag on after the winter meetings.

    Sounds like the Giants aren't all that enthused with Dan Uggla, which could potentially eliminate one significant trade partner from what is a short list. According to a report out of San Fran, the Giants are said to be less than enamored with Uggla's defensive skills, not to mention the $7 million to $8 million he'll command in arbitration.

    Yet another report has the Marlins in competition with the Phillies and Braves for Ross Gload. All three are prepared to offer Gload a two-year deal.