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Glaus is 'back to normal' after shoulder surgery

Mar 1, 2010, 2:47 PM EDT

Troy Glaus said yesterday that he’s “back to normal” and has “no limitations” after shoulder surgery limited him to just 14 games last season:

There’s no doubt that it feels better than it did in September. I was able to have a full winter of working out and getting in shape. During the last offseason and throughout the last season, all I could do is concentrate on rehabbing the shoulder. I couldn’t work out. I couldn’t lift weights. So my strength was down.

Glaus will have to get used to playing first base after a dozen seasons spent almost exclusively across the diamond, but he’s just one year removed from hitting .270/.372/.483 with 27 homers and if healthy can make a huge impact between Chipper Jones and Brian McCann in Atlanta’s lineup. Getting him for just $2 million was an excellent risk for the Braves to take and batting cleanup should give him a ton of RBI chances.
All of which is why Glaus was one of my fantasy “sleeper” picks among National League hitters. On average he’s being drafted 333rd overall in mixed leagues, but Glaus still has third base eligibility and the Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide projecting him to hit .252/.359/.463 with 26 homers and 87 RBIs would make him a top-15 option at the position.

  1. belichick's cheat codes - Mar 1, 2010 at 3:00 PM

    hey AG, did you have to beat Craig off with a stick for the right to post this piece?
    .252/.359 with 26 bombs and 87 ribs is ridiculous. i know you have to pimp your rotoworld columns but damn…this isn’t 2002-03. he’ll be lucky if his GP equals his RBI projection. he’s also in a park that absolutely kills power, and in a division that features Joe Dolphin Landshark Tuna Stadium, Nats Park and CitiField. where are all these bombs coming from aside from Calcaterra’s wet dreams? crap, i’d rather this turn into a Yankees blog than what it’s becoming

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