Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

REPORT: Troy Glaus to sign with the Braves

Rosenthal tweets it. He’ll play first base. He has six career games at first base. It’s a one-year, incentive-laden contract.

Glaus is coming off shoulder surgery and back problems which limited him to 29 at-bats last season. He started 151 games and hit .270/.372/.483 in 2008, so maybe there’s still something left in the tank.

That said, this is not exactly what I envisioned when I said I’d wait and see what Frank Wren was going to do with the money he saved on Vazquez. It smells like the Garret Anderson signing last year and those signings of Mondesi and Caminiti a few years ago.

And to answer a comment: no, this doesn’t call for an apology to Joe Sheehan for my post this morning. He still wrote what he wrote before this deal, and my point wasn’t that the Braves would spend the money wisely -- I conceded that they may spend it stupidly -- the point was that you have to see what they do with it before you can make the sweeping kinds of judgments Sheehan made in his piece.