Troy Glaus is tearing up Triple A, which really means only one thing: Troy Glaus can tear up Triple A.
He is hitting .385 (10-for-26) with two home runs in seven games for Gwinnett. How would he perform with the Braves back in the majors should he return when rosters expand? Possibly no different than he performed when he was dispatched by the Braves. He hit .237 in June, .182 in July and .208 in August.
But the Braves may have an unexpected opportunity here: They actually may be able to get something for him.
Glaus is a free agent after this season and won’t likely be back with the team next year. But a few American League clubs apparently are interested in bringing him in for the final few weeks of the season, according to Foxsports.com.
From the story:
One major-league source said multiple American League teams have shown interest in Glaus. He could fit with teams who need help at first base and/or a designated hitter. The Red Sox, Rays, Twins, White Sox and Rangers could conceivably upgrade at one or both of those positions.
The Braves would have two reasons to keep Glaus: 1) As a potential bat off the bench down the stretch; 2) As insurance, should first basemen Derrek Lee have injury issues (he has had a bulging disc in his back this season and missed Sunday’s game with a strain in his side).
If the Braves could get a prospect for Glaus, isn’t it worth it?
It may sound strange, given Glaus was this team’s top run producer for a stretch earlier this season, but May was a long time ago.
What are your thoughts? I’ve also posted a poll.
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