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Glaus staying home to start 2011

Posted on: January 29, 2011 9:40 pm
Edited on: January 30, 2011 9:58 am
Troy Glaus
Troy Glaus isn't ready to say he's retiring, but will not be playing at the start of the season, his agent told Mike Nicotera said Glaus, 34, has decided to spend time with his family.

“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,” Nicotera said. “After a good deal of thought and discussion in each instance, he decided to pass on playing.

“At this point, Troy is just looking forward to becoming a dad for the first time [his wife is due at the end of February] and to being able to spend a spring at home for the first time in many years. As for his future in terms of baseball, he hasn’t closed any doors permanently.”

Glaus spent last season with the Braves, starting out strong before falling off badly and finishing with a line of .240/.344/.400. A third baseman for most of his career, he appeared at the position just once, his mobility limiting him mostly to first base. While Glaus might have more baseball in him, it's a tough winter to be a free-agent first base/DH type, with more players than jobs.

Glaus, a four-time All-Star, has 320 homers and a .254 career average. According to he has made nearly $80 million in 13 seasons.

-- David Andriesen

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Since: Oct 29, 2010
Posted on: January 30, 2011 9:34 pm

Glaus staying home to start 2011

I wouldnt be surprised if he signs a 1yr w/ 2nd yr option with the Padres. He grew up in southern cali and the padres really havent addressed the hole at first base left by Gonz. Dont underestimate the padres ability to overestimate veteran players

Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: January 30, 2011 8:54 am

Glaus staying home to start 2011

Typical Troy Glaus not 100%....just retire dude, focus on that family and do your best at that. If you really need more $ I`m sure some contender or team hit by an injury to a DH like the Angels would call. Maybe you watched candy ass Chipper Jones too much in Atlanta as he held the team hostage while Chipper made the DL his calling card. Decent career power #`s and that 1 WS ring...most importantly millions made...enjoy retirement at 34 Troy. 

Since: May 1, 2009
Posted on: January 29, 2011 10:48 pm

Glaus staying home to start 2011

Dang... this guy use to be my favorite player.  Good luck Troy.

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