Uggla agrees to five-year contract with Braves

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Second baseman Dan Uggla agreed to a five-year contract that will keep him with the Atlanta Braves through the 2015 season, the team said on Thursday.

Atlanta said a long-term deal with the two-time All-Star, who is coming off the best offensive season of his Major League Baseball (MLB) career, had been their goal since they acquired him in a trade with Florida in November.

"He gives us the consistent right-handed power we have been looking to add to the middle of our lineup for several years," Braves General Manager Frank Wren said in a statement.

Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed, but a report on MLB's website said it was worth $62 million (www.mlb.com).

Uggla hit .287 with 33 home runs and 105 RBIs for the Marlins in 2010, ranking him fifth in the National League for homers and RBIs.

The 30-year-old leads all second basemen in home runs since he broke into the league with the Marlins in 2006.

(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina. Editing by Frank Pingue)