First baseman Troy Glaus, in the midst of a Comeback Player of the Year-worthy campaign, missed Saturday's game with a sore left knee.
The knee, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution 's David O'Brien, is "'barking,' but not a big deal," according to Glaus. However, manager Bobby Cox opted to hold Glaus out of Saturday's lineup and may do so again Sunday.
Atlanta needs to protect the injury-prone slugger, who missed most of 2009 thanks to right shoulder surgery and has also been hobbled by plantar fascitis and bone spurs in his left foot. He also has injury history with his left knee, so Cox is understandably taking it slow.
Glaus has 14 home runs in a return to form for Atlanta, hitting .260/.364/.458 while spending his first full season at first. He has been Atlanta's most productive hitter, helping Atlanta to a three-game lead in the NL East.
-- Evan Brunell
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