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Braves place jobless Troy Glaus on the disabled list

Aug 18, 2010, 7:01 PM EDT

Mostly as a result of Wednesday’s trade for Derrek Lee, the Braves have decided to place suddenly-jobless corner infielder Troy Glaus on the 15-day disabled list.  The news comes from David O’Brien with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Glaus has been dealing with a sore knee, but probably wouldn’t have been placed on the disabled list without the Lee trade.  He will take a full week off, then head to Triple-A Gwinnett to begin seeing time at third base and first base.  The Braves will probably bring him back once rosters expand in September and use him as a backup corner infielder and late-innings pinch-hitter down the stretch.

Glaus, 34, posted a nice .254/.361/.441 batting line and 14 home runs in 295 at-bats before the All-Star break but is currently batting just .249/.343/.406.  The Braves were wise to make an upgrade via waivers.

  1. hetrick33 - Aug 18, 2010 at 10:45 PM

    is it really an upgrade? As a cubs fan I have seen DLee struggle all year, I would think they are pretty comparable right now

  2. BasicInstinct - Aug 19, 2010 at 12:16 AM

    Glaus has been Dead on his feet for several months now. He can’t even bend over to grab grounders, no mobility at all…. Lee is definitely an upgrade at defense(I hope), and probably can do better at bat in double play situations than Glaus has lately. Glaus has been resorting to the chew heavily and looks stoned at bat. Hopefully Lee can play without any painkillers clouding his judgement. He is a stud and might have a couple more months of Winner left in him

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