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Troy Glaus Contacted New York Yankees About Comeback

December 16th, 2012 at 12:14 PM
By Daniel Sirianni

Once it was reported that New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez could miss a large portion of the upcoming season while recovering from his scheduled hip surgery in January, the Yankees received plenty of inquiries from players and agents who wanted a shot as A-Rod's replacement. One of the most interesting inquiries came unexpected, as Troy Glaus, who has not played since 2010, reached out to the Yankees about a comeback, reports Sweeny Murti of WFAN.  

'Troy Glaus Hits a Sacrifice Fly to Left' photo (c) 2008, bk1bennett - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

Though Glaus retired following the 2010 season, he is just 36 years old, a year younger than A-Rod. He played in 128 games in his final season, hitting .240 with 16 home runs and 71 RBI for the Atlanta Braves. 

Glaus is best-known for his clutch hitting in the postseason. He won the World Series MVP award with the Anaheim Angels in 2002 after hitting .344 with seven home runs and 13 RBI in 16 playoff games. He has a batting average of .321 with nine home runs and 16 RBI in 24 career postseason games. 

The Yankees quickly offered a one-year deal to Kevin Youkilis following the news of A-Rod's injury, so it's doubtful the Yankees ever considered Glaus as a serious replacement. If the Yankees had shown interest, Glaus would have likely been brought in strictly as a spring training invite. 

In addition to Glaus, former Yankee Cody Ransom contacted New York about a return to the Bronx. Ransom filled in at third base for the Yankees in 2009 when A-Rod had his first hip surgery, but hit just .190 with no home runs in 31 games that season. 

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