Braves Sign Troy Glaus

5:45pm: ESPN's Buster Olney specifies the dollar values within Glaus' incentive clauses (via Twitter).

2:24pm: The Braves officially signed Troy Glaus to a one-year today.  He'll get a $1.75MM base, a $250K bonus at 100 games, and another possible $2MM in incentives.  Glaus will play first base for Atlanta.  Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports first reported the agreement on December 23rd, while David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution tweeted the value.

The 33-year-old Glaus was limited to 135 plate appearances this year due to the effects of January shoulder surgery.  He's played only 38.6 innings of first base in his career, all of them coming in the last two seasons.  When he's right, Glaus is a threat to slug around .500 and hit 30 home runs.

By itself, I like the Glaus signing.  I did not like the Braves trading Javier Vazquez to free up cash for Glaus and a potential outfield acquisition, however.


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