Troy Glaus made his first start of the season at third base in what could have been the Braves final game of the year.
He was pressed into emergency duty for Game 4 Monday night, after Brooks Conrad committed three errors in Game 3 and manager Bobby Cox had little choice but to pencil Glaus in at third base and move Omar Infante to second.
Glaus had played third base for the first 12 years of his career but this season he’d played only four innings – two as a defensive replacement on Sept. 8 at Pittsburgh and two in extra innings on Friday night in Game 2 in San Francisco after entering the game in a double-switch.
Glaus was signed to play first base and played first for the first 4 ½ months of the season before offensive struggles and injuries to his knees and ankles prompted the Braves to trade for first baseman Derrek Lee.
“He has played third,” said Cox, whose only other options were Eric Hinske who hasn’t played third base all season or rookie Diory Hernandez,