Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Braves Release Glavine

The Atlanta Braves cut ties with future Hall of Famer Tom Glavine, releasing him just a day after throwing six scoreless innings in a rehab start. Glavine, who is recovering from minor elbow surgery, was clocked between 83-86 mph on his fastball. 

"I don't know what else I can do," Glavine said after Tuesday night's game, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "Physically I felt good and I feel like I'm ready."

Glavine is still a couple week away from returning, and it is possible he could get picked up if he wanted to continue pitching. The Nationals would benefit from his presence.

This story was approved by MLB Rumors.


Baseball Stu said...

NO team benefits from someone with an 86 MPH fastball, except maybe the Red Sox with Wakefield.

Better learn a knuxie there Tommy boy.

Eli said...

except for the cubs, braves, dodgers, and padres with greg maddux

KevinGillman said...

yeah but Eli, there is no chance Tom is going to a non contending team. The only reason he had surgery on his shoulder was to try and pitch for a ring, so if his career does continue, I think it will only be for a contending team.

Anonymous said...

With his experience any team with a young pitching staff would benefit having Glavine around. The same way when Maddux was like a coach.