Multiple Teams Interested In Troy Glaus

Multiple American League teams have some interest in Troy Glaus, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. Glaus has been on the disabled list since August 18th, but has been hitting well on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Gwinnett.

When Glaus returns from the DL, the Braves plan to give him some playing time at third base and as a pinch-hitter. However, given his defensive limitations, he would make more sense for an AL contender in need of some power at first base or designated hitter. The Red Sox, Rays, Twins, White Sox, and Rangers could all be fits, particularly at Glaus' affordable price – he has about $340K remaining on his $1.75MM deal.

We've yet to hear whether or not Glaus has passed through waivers already in August. Buster Olney of reported earlier in the month that players could not clear waivers while on the disabled list, but Morosi later indicated that, as long as the player exhibited good health, he could be placed on waivers prior to being activated. Given Glaus' .391 average and two homers on his rehab assignment, he appears to be healthy, so that shouldn't be a roadblock.

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  1. What?

    Glaus for Ellsbury, imo.

    • myname_989 5 years ago

      That was sarcasm, right? O.o

    • abraves10 5 years ago

      Glaus for julio borbon or Glaus for ellsbury either way u have your leadoff hitter for next year and now time to concentrate on power hiting left fielder and resign derrek lee

      • There would be no point in resigning Lee. We have a young 1B in the minors named Freeman who is basically outclassing AAA hitting, and who doesn’t have a bad back. I’m also fairly certain we won’t sign a power hitting LF because the Braves obviously abhor “bad” defense from any position and would much rather platoon two+ guys in LF who may or may not be bad defensively anyway than signing one guy who is actually good offensively but bad defensively.

        Edit: Oh and no, I wasn’t serious about Glaus for Ellsbury. Though if the offer was on the table I wouldn’t turn it down in a play at sportsmanship.

        • abraves10 5 years ago

          but can he produce power in the big leagues is why i would resign lee or possibly glaus

          • roberty 5 years ago

            Can Lee and Glaus produce power in the big leagues? There’s no reason to spend money on a veteran when our top positional prospect is hitting .323/.382/.529 in AAA at the age of 20.

        • myname_989 5 years ago

          Lmao. Well said.

      • HerbertAnchovy 5 years ago

        You have seen the old “this is your brain- this is your brain on drugs” commercials, right? I don’t think you’d get Borbon’s or Ellsbury cleats for Glaus.

      • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

        No. There is no way Julo Borbon and Ellsbury are going anywhere, much less for a player lke Troy Glaus who’s horrible second half of the season will not help him on the market.

      • No way in hell Glaus for Ellsbury happens! The Sox would never do that.

  2. Brandon Woodworth 5 years ago

    Hope not. I’d rather have Glaus right now than Lee.

  3. Glaus for Ellsbury will never happen in a million years. Can’t possibly be serious. Ellbury is a special player whose speed can change the outcome of a game in so many ways and he is young with all his best years ahead of him. Theo and the Red Sox would never do that deal.

  4. VoteForPrado 5 years ago

    It wouldn’t make much sense to trade Glaus. The return for him isn’t likely to be something that would help us in our playoff run this year, and being as he’s dirt cheap it would be wise to just keep him around as insurance in case Lee goes down. He’d be z pretty scary bat off the bench as well.

    • WisBrave 5 years ago

      Freeman will be up by Wednesday as far as aback up for D.Lee goes. But it still wouldn’t make since to trade him as you said. He would make a very potent bat off the bench. Unless Braves are over whelmed with a offer they can’t refuse I don’t see them motivated enough to move him.

  5. TimotheusATL 5 years ago

    Pass. Better to have him on the bench for the stretch run.

  6. hatteberg 5 years ago

    It’s clear the Braves have moved on from Glaus with the Lee trade. Glaus gave them a good few months, but I don’t think they’d be ask to too much in return to unload him and clear up a roster spot. He’d make a great bench bat/pinch hitter for someone, kind of in the vain of a right-handed Jason Giambi with the rockies – walks and home runs but not much else.

  7. hatteberg 5 years ago

    Actually, I guess the Braves could just use him in that capacity.

  8. 14 Rocks 5 years ago

    I seriously doubt the Braves have any intentions of trading Troy. He will be too valuable on the bench in the pennant race (and hopefully the playoffs).

  9. windycitywarrior 5 years ago

    I think the Red Sox should trade Ellsbury for Alfonso Soriano and 3/4 of his contract in cash. They are going to need some right handed pop especially if they do not resign Beltre. The Cubs could use the relief of that should be DH yuckin it up in left field. This would give Boston enough firepower to pass on Big Poopi too. According to all of the Bostonians that gloat for days about the Red Sox farm system they have about a half dozen players that could replace Ellsbury so why not. I guarantee they don’t have a veteran with that much pop in the whole organization. Youre not gonna get much with Soriano but what you do get is a whole lot of pop… when he connects. Go White Sox!!!!

  10. Wandering_Brave_Fan 5 years ago

    Some of you guys are hilarious. The Red Sox aren’t giving away Ellsbury, trade him for bullpen help maybe but give him away never. Let’s look at this story. The Rangers have no use for him. He’s a defensive liability and they have Vlad as RH DH. The White Sox always wanted and finally got Manny bless their little hearts. Ozzie plus Manny should be a huge media bonus. The Red Sox have zero need for another gimpy RH DH. Lowell is a better hitter and fielder. The Twins are another club in no need of Glaus. Jim Thome is their DH and the pitcher doesn’t matter. In the field Glaus loses is a liability and that’s not the twins style. The Rays? Really? They just signed Brad Hawpe and don’t need a gimpy DH.
    I really wish someone would ask for him. Because he’s hitting in AAA does not mean he hits big league pennant chase pitching.
    I don;t know Jon Paul Morosi but I hope he he didn’t pay more than a bottle of coke for that story, it’s pure fiction.

    • “Lowell is a better hitter…”Did you seriously just say that? Care to prove it, or are you going to talk out of your arse?

      I bet the Red Sox will take Glaus and Beachy for Ellsbury and then sign Crawford in the off season.

      • Wandering_Brave_Fan 5 years ago

        Yep. You seen Glaus hit? Field at first? Zero range, gets picked off by pick
        off throws.


  11. He’s pretty low priced for the year, can be a threat off of the bench, and can make spot starts at 3B. I don’t see why the Braves would want to trade him. Certainly not for a salary dump.

    • Guest 5 years ago

      exactly. derek lee isnt healthy, prado’s finger is still bothering him, heyward’s thumb is still hurting, and chipper is out for the season… it’s hard to believe they can afford to trade glaus and still expect to have a lineup they can count on for the postseason.

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