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Troy Glaus | First Baseman

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (38) / 8/3/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: UCLA
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WFAN's Sweeny Murti reports that retired third baseman Troy Glaus has reached out to the Yankees about a potential comeback.
Glaus, 36, hasn't appeared in the majors since 2010 and remains doubtful to make a comeback. According to Murti, free agent Cody Ransom has also expressed interest in joining the Yankees, though there's not much of a need now that Kevin Youkilis has signed. Sat, Dec 15, 2012 02:02:00 PM

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Buster Olney of ESPN.com reports that Troy Glaus does not intend to continue his playing career.

Olney says that he actually bumped into Glaus at the Dallas airport a couple months ago and the 35-year-old told him then that he was finished playing. It's not a surprise, as Glaus had chances to sign with teams for the 2011 season but decided instead to spend more time with his family. If he's officially done, he finishes his career with a .254/.358/.489 batting line and 320 homers over 13 seasons.
Fri, Dec 9, 2011 08:24:00 AM

Free agent Troy Glaus has decided against signing with a team for now and will sit out the start of the 2011 season.

The 34-year-old Glaus isn't necessarily retiring, but it sounds like he could be done. "Troy had opportunities to sign with more than one club this offseason and each time he was presented with a particular opportunity, he weighed it against spending more time with his wife and family," agent Mike Nicotera said. "After a good deal of thought and discussion in each instance, he decided to pass on playing." There never seemed to be much of a market for Glaus' services, even though he, unlike most of the rest of the first base-DH alternatives available this winter, offered right-handed power. If he's done, he finishes his career with a .254/.358/.489 line and 320 homers in 13 seasons.
Sat, Jan 29, 2011 09:23:00 PM

Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies have displayed interest in free agent Troy Glaus.

Renck suggests that Glaus could serve in a Jason Giambi mold for the club, acting as a part-time first baseman and right-handed pinch-hitter. Glaus turned in a .240/.344/.400 batting line, 16 home runs and 71 RBI over 412 at-bats this past season for the Braves after signing a one-year, $1.75 million contract. That kind of deal should do the trick this time around as well.
Wed, Dec 1, 2010 09:14:00 AM

According to Buster Olney of ESPN.com, Troy Glaus has begun drawing legitimate interest on the free agent market.

Glaus is no longer a very good defender, but he does pack some power and the market is thin on big-boppers this winter. The 34-year-old finished the 2010 season with a .240/.344/.400 batting line, 16 home runs and 71 RBI over 412 at-bats. He should be limited to first base or DH.
Mon, Nov 29, 2010 03:34:00 PM

Troy Glaus will make his first start of the year at third base in Monday's Game 4 against the Giants.

The Braves are benching Brooks Conrad following his three-error game on Sunday. Glaus, who entered Friday's game at third base and started a key double play, will be in the starting lineup for the first time since Sept. 15. Omar Infante moves to second.
Mon, Oct 11, 2010 02:56:00 PM

Braves manager Bobby Cox mentioned Troy Glaus as an option for third base, but only if necessary.

Glaus isn't the best option defensively at third base at this point of his career, so it sounds like he would only play there in an emergency situation. Brooks Conrad will most likely play the hot corner until (or if) Martin Prado returns to the lineup.
Tue, Sep 28, 2010 05:36:00 PM

Braves activated 1B Troy Glaus from the 15-day disabled list.

Glaus has been out since August 18 with a phantom injury termed a "sore left knee." He simply doesn't have a spot with the Braves now that Derrek Lee and 20-year-old Freddie Freeman are on the roster. Look for the 34-year-old Glaus to serve only as a late-innings pinch-hitter down the stretch.
Thu, Sep 2, 2010 04:42:00 PM

David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution hears that the Braves "are listening seriously" to trade offers for Troy Glaus.

Glaus is expected to be activated from the disabled list Thursday. He's not going to be an everyday player with the Braves anymore, but he could be useful to an American League team. O'Brien isn't sure if anything will happen before September 1.
Tue, Aug 31, 2010 06:40:00 PM

Troy Glaus (knee) will be activated from the disabled list Thursday.

The big man has been out since mid-August with a sore left knee. He was healthy then and he's healthy now, but the Braves don't exactly have a spot for him. Glaus will serve mostly as a late-innings pinch-hitter.
Tue, Aug 31, 2010 02:56:00 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi reports that multiple AL teams have shown interest in Troy Glaus.

Morosi suggests that the Red Sox, Rays, Twins, White Sox and Rangers could be a fit for the veteran. Glaus is currently on the DL while recovering from a knee injury, but he's batting .391 with two home runs and eight RBI in six games for Triple-A Gwinnett. He's playing third base on his rehab assignment, and the Braves plan to use him there occasionally, as well as at first base and as a pinch-hitter, when he returns. Glaus has really struggled since a hot start to the season, but he's not making much money and wouldn't be a bad option as a bench bat if Atlanta does decide to trade him.
Sun, Aug 29, 2010 12:49:00 PM

Troy Glaus (knee) was 0-for-2 with two walks and two strikeouts in his first minor league rehab game with Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday night.

Glaus played third base during Monday's game. He isn't eligible to return from the disabled list until rosters expand in September, so he has plenty of time to get some more work in.
Mon, Aug 23, 2010 09:56:00 PM

Troy Glaus (knee) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday.

Perhaps of most significance, Glaus will be playing third base on Monday night. We doubt he will be able to handle it physically, but the Braves would like to see what sort of flexibility he can offer now that Derrek Lee is the everyday first baseman.
Mon, Aug 23, 2010 05:03:00 PM

Braves placed 1B Troy Glaus on the 15-day disabled list with a sore left knee.

Glaus will take a week off then join up with Triple-A Gwinnett for a minor league rehab assignment. He's likely to return as a backup corner infielder and late-innings pinch-hitter once rosters expand in September. The 34-year-old lost his job Wednesday when the Braves dealt for Derrek Lee.
Wed, Aug 18, 2010 07:07:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that Troy Glaus could be placed on the disabled list if the Braves acquire Derrek Lee.

Glaus is batting just .196 with two homers and 12 RBI in 102 at-bats since the All-Star break and a sore left knee probably has a lot to do with it. He has tried to play through the pain, but the acquisition of Lee would give him the rest he needs to heal. If healthy, he could still be useful as a right-handed bat off the bench down the stretch and in the post-season.
Wed, Aug 18, 2010 12:34:00 PM

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3Jose Peraza
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Pedro Ciriaco
3B1Chris Johnson
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LF1Evan Gattis
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CF1B.J. Upton
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7Juan Jaime
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9Jim Johnson
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