With most of this year's free agent first basemen off the market, Troy Glaus is one of the few remaining names who could intrigue teams in need of power. However, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the former World Series MVP will sit out at least the start of the 2011 season, and perhaps longer. While Glaus isn't officially retiring, agent Mike Nicotera tells Rosenthal that his client has passed on the offers he's received so far this winter.
"Troy had opportunities to sign with more than one club this offseason and each time he was presented with a particular opportunity, he weighed it against spending more time with his wife and family," Nicotera said. "After a good deal of thought and discussion in each instance, he decided to pass on playing."
Glaus signed a one-year deal with the Braves last January, and turned in a strong first half, posting an .802 OPS and 14 homers before the All-Star break. However, wrist and knee injuries derailed the 34-year-old's season, leading to a .598 OPS in 134 second half plate appearances.
MLBTR's Ben Nicholson-Smith discussed potential suitors for Glaus a month ago, but many of the teams mentioned in the piece have signed similar players since then.