Lake Buena Vista, Fla. – With the Florida leg of spring training winding down, Troy Glaus had put together a doubles flurry to boost some gaudy spring stats for the Braves’ new first baseman.
After going 3-for-3 with two doubles and three RBIs in Wednesday’s 10-5 win against Houston, Glaus has four doubles and five hits in his last five plate appearances.
He’s hitting .413 with a .518 on-base percentage and .522 slugging percentage in 46 at-bats this spring. But Glaus had only one extra-base hit – a double – in 14 hits before Monday.
“I didn’t have any doubt that he had power, because he shows plenty of power in BP,” general manager Frank Wren said. “I’ve loved his stroke this spring, the ability to drive the ball to different gaps.
“And talking to other general managers that have had him, they say when he’s going well he’s a doubles machine. And he’s a big, strong guy. I’ve been very happy with what we’ve seen so far.”
The former American League home-run leader still