Troy Glaus was back in the Braves starting lineup Friday after three games off. Eric Hinske started at first base in each game in place of Glaus, who made one late-game appearance after a pinch-hit at-bat.
Glaus has struggled at the plate over the past 40 games. He has gone 21-for-129 (.163) with one home run and 12 RBIs in that span. The slump comes on the heals of 19 games between May 26 and June 13 when Glaus went 24-for-69 (.348) with seven home runs and 22 RBIs.
“We hope [the rest] can help get him going a little bit,” Braves manager Cox said. “He carried us for awhile.”
Glaus batted sixth in Friday’s matchup against San Francisco left-hander Barry Zito.