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Troy Glaus

Troy Glaus
Troy Glaus during his tenure with the Cardinals.
Third baseman
Born: (1976-08-03) August 3, 1976 (age 43)
Tarzana, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 31, 1998 for the Anaheim Angels
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 2010 for the Atlanta Braves
Career statistics
Batting average .254
Home runs 320
Runs batted in 950
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Career highlights and awards
Troy Glaus
Medal record
Competitor for 23x15px United States
Men's Baseball
Summer Olympics
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Atlanta Team

Troy Edward Glaus (/ˈɡlɔːs/; born August 3, 1976) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and third baseman. Previously, Glaus played with the Anaheim Angels (

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Professional career

In thirteen seasons Glaus hit .254 with 320 home runs and 950 RBI in 1537 games. In 19 postseason games, he hit .347 with nine home runs and 16 RBI. Glaus has been selected to four All-Star Games, three with the Angels and one with the Blue Jays.

Anaheim Angels

Glaus began his career with the Angels in

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Glaus had a breakout season in

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Glaus participated in the 2001 MLB All-Star Game and posted his second consecutive 40 home run season with 41 on the year.


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Glaus was a key member of the Angels' 2002 World Series championship team and was named the Most Valuable Player of that series.

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Glaus missed much of the

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Glaus ultimately signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks for US$45 million over four years.

Arizona Diamondbacks

Glaus' worked through his back problems in the

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Toronto Blue Jays

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Glaus with the Blue Jays in 2007 spring training

Although Glaus was converted from shortstop to third base in the minors (and played 10 games at shortstop for the Angels), he started at shortstop for the Toronto Blue Jays against the Chicago White Sox on May 27,

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After hitting 38 home runs and 104 RBI in the 2006 season, Glaus earned a single 10th place vote for the 2006 American League MVP Award.

In 2006, Glaus had the lowest zone rating of any Major League third baseman (.741).


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On December 13, 2007, he was cited in the Mitchell Report.[3]

St. Louis Cardinals

Glaus was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for fellow third baseman Scott Rolen on January 14, 2008. This worked out well for the Cardinals, as Glaus did about as well as, or better than, his career rates in most offensive categories.[4] Furthermore, Glaus committed only 7 errors in 146 games and led the league in error pct (.982) at 3B.

On September 3, 2008, he hit his 300th career home run off Doug Davis of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the third inning.

He underwent arthroscopic right shoulder surgery on January 21,

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Atlanta Braves

Following an injury-shortened '09 season with the St. Louis Cardinals, Glaus has signed a one-year $1.75 million contract with the Atlanta Braves, a deal that allows him to earn an additional $2.25 million in performance and roster bonuses. He became the starting first baseman in 2010.

After a rough April in which he hit below the Mendoza Line, Glaus rebounded to become Player of the Month in May, hitting .330 with 6 home runs and 28 RBI. As of August 9, Glaus was hitting .242 with 14 home runs and 63 RBI.

Glaus's production faltered in July & August. After Atlanta acquired Derrek Lee on August 18 to play 1st base, Glaus was placed on the DL with knee fatigue. Glaus had a few setbacks, but returned to Atlanta in a back-up role behind Derrek Lee and rookie Freddie Freeman.

Glaus made only one appearance at 3rd base during the regular season, but was used at 3rd in game 2 of the NLDS against the San Francisco Giants starting a key double play. Glaus then started game four of the series at 3rd.


Glaus resides in Ocala, Florida, with his wife, Ann. He also has one son, Ty.[8]


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