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Tom Glavine | Starting Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (52) / 3/25/1966
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 204
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Drafted: 1984 / Rd. 2 (0) / ATL

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Tom Glavine has decided to retire and accept an invitation to serve as a special assistant to Braves president John Schuerholz.
Glavine, who turns 44 in March, acknowledged that he was unlikely to pitch again, but this officially puts the cap on a remarkable career for the two-time Cy Young Award winner. With 305 career wins and a 3.54 ERA, we'll be seeing him in Cooperstown in five short years. Along with the new gig in Atlanta's front office, Glavine will join Chip Caray in the Fox Sports South broadcast booth for a limited number of games. Thu, Feb 11, 2010 02:33:00 PM

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Tom Glavine is talking to the Braves about accepting a role as an announcer or a front-office executive for the upcoming season.

Glavine was considering a comeback this winter but he probably didn't get many phone calls. He had a 5.54 ERA and 1.64 WHIP in 63 1/3 innings for the Braves in 2008 and turns 44 this March. "We're talking about a hodgepodge of things," Glavine said Thursday. "I don't want to commit to something and then determine that I don't like it or that the club doesn't like me in that role. That's why I may get a taste of a couple of different things."
Thu, Jan 14, 2010 08:40:00 PM

Agent Gregg Clifton told the Boston Globe that Tom Glavine is not likely to attempt a comeback for the 2010 season.

Back in June, Glavine said he would not return to the majors in 2009 after being released by Atlanta. He mentioned returning for 2010 and has been linked to the Washington Nationals, but apparently that has changed. If true, the left-hander ends his career having played from 1987-2008, all but five years (Mets) with the Braves. He as a 305-203 record with a 3.54 ERA in 682 starts and should have no trouble entering the Hall of Fame. The 43-year old won the Cy Young in 1991 and 1998, finishing second or third three other times. Clifton mentioned that he has received calls about broadcasting opportunities for the 10-time All-Star, so look for him on the tubes, not on the mound, in 2010.
Sun, Sep 6, 2009 08:23:00 AM

Tom Glavine told a local television station in Atlanta Thursday that he won't pitch for the rest of the 2009 season.

"I’m not going to pitch or do anything in baseball until at least next year." Glavine said. The 43-year-old would rather be "a full-time dad" and work on joining a team for the 2010 season. He was dumped by the Braves on June 3 and has garnered little to no interest on the open market.
Fri, Jun 19, 2009 10:24:00 AM

Citing an email exchange with Tom Glavine's agent, Gregg Clifton,'s Jon Heyman writes that Glavine "seems more likely to hang it up as the days go by."

Odds are that Glavine would join a team for the right offer, but it doesn't appear that favorable offers are coming in. The 43-year-old had a 5.54 ERA and 1.64 WHIP in 63 1/3 innings for the Braves last year.
Wed, Jun 17, 2009 03:09:00 PM

According to's Ken Rosenthal, Tom Glavine is considering filing a grievance against the Braves in the wake of his release.

As Rosenthal reports, "Players cannot be released by their teams due to financial reasons, according to the collective-bargaining agreement. Glavine was set to receive a $1 million bonus once he made the major-league roster, another $1.25 million for 30 days on the roster and another $1.25 million for 90 days on the roster." Glavine is hoping the 2.25 ERA he posted in 16 minor league rehab innings will spur some kind of settlement.
Sat, Jun 6, 2009 09:02:00 PM

Braves released LHP Tom Glavine.

Glavine was scheduled to make $1 million for his first day on the roster, $1.25 million for 30 days on the roster and another $1.25 for 90 days on the roster. It's possible that Glavine was pressuring the Braves for a rotation spot immediately, but Atlanta clearly preferred to promote Tommy Hanson while at a seasonal crossroads. The winningest active pitcher in the majors likely still wants to pitch.
Wed, Jun 3, 2009 07:33:00 PM's Ken Rosenthal reports that the Braves have released Tom Glavine.

This obviously comes as an enormous shock. The Braves reportedly told Glavine that they were releasing him because his velocity was down, but that reasoning makes little sense considering that he was in the 83-86 mph range in recent starts. This news is an indication that Kris Medlen will stay in the rotation for now, and perhaps more importantly, it's a clear sign that top prospect Tommy Hanson could be on the way to Atlanta soon. Beyond that, this decision will clearly do some damage to the relationship that the Braves and Glavine had made so much apparent effort to repair.
Wed, Jun 3, 2009 05:56:00 PM

Tom Glavine believes he's ready to return to the major leagues.

Glavine tossed six scoreless innings in a rehab game Tuesday night. "I don’t know what else I can do," he said. "Physically I felt good and I feel like I’m ready. "I’d love to get to Atlanta and help the team. I’ll go [to Turner Field] tomorrow and prepare to pitch on Sunday, wherever that is." The decision is now management's.
Wed, Jun 3, 2009 09:24:00 AM

Tom Glavine hurled six scoreless innings in a rehab start for Single-A Rome on Tuesday.

He struck out two, walked zero and allowed just three hits. With 11 straight scoreless innings over two outings, Glavine looks ready to join the Braves' rotation. It will be interesting to see how the Braves handle their glut of starting pitching after Kris Medlen's impressive outing on Sunday. Medlen could be moved to the bullpen if he comes up short against Arizona on Thursday.
Tue, Jun 2, 2009 10:16:00 PM

Tom Glavine hurled five scoreless innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.

He was much improved from Saturday, throwing 41 of 67 pitches for strikes. He allowed six hits while fanning two and walking one. Glavine reported no problems and threw as hard as 86 MPH, but mostly was in the 83 MPH range. He could join the rotation as early as June 2, but the Braves may elect for him to have another rehab start with Double-A Rome. The 43-year-old Glavine aggravated his left shoulder swinging a bat during spring training and hasn't pitched for the Braves this season.
Thu, May 28, 2009 05:41:00 PM

Tom Glavine allowed three earned runs in a three-inning rehab outing Saturday night with Triple-A Gwinnett.

Those obviously weren't the kind of results he was looking for, but Glavine said afterward that he's seeing progress: "I was real happy with my stuff. "It's the best that I've had. My location was off, but everything felt good." He's been on the disabled list all season with a shoulder issue and is hoping to return in June.
Sat, May 23, 2009 11:14:00 PM

Tom Glavine said his shoulder felt good in anticipation of his rehab start at Triple-A Gwinnett.

Glavine has been on the DL all season. He had been scheduled to return in mid-April but experienced shoulder pain while batting in an April 12 rehab start that was supposed to have been his final tuneup before his return.
Sat, May 23, 2009 08:30:00 AM

Tom Glavine (shoulder) pitched three simulated innings Monday.

A variety of Braves hitters stepped into the box during the simulated game. Greg Norton actually lined one that he blasted off Glavine's left hip, which, fortunately, didn't hurt him. If his shoulder feels fine Tuesday, Glavine is scheduled to toss three-to-four innings in a minor league rehab start Saturday.
Mon, May 18, 2009 09:07:00 PM

Tom Glavine (shoulder) completed a bullpen session Wednesday and was pleased with the outcome.

He threw 35 pitches and is now close to returning. He will throw a simulated game early next week and then head out on a minor league rehab assignment. Glavine wants to return to the rotation before the end of the month.
Wed, May 13, 2009 01:48:00 PM

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