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Glaus to sign with Braves

According to Fox Sports and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, former Cardinals third baseman will sign with Atlanta where he is expected to play first base.

Terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed. But, although Glaus missed practically all of the 2009 season, he could provide the Braves with some much sought after righthanded pop.

Despite the acquisition of Mellky Cabrera from the Yankees yesterday, Atlanta was thought to be looking for an outfield bat. I can't imagine they are confident enough in Glaus' health that they will stop shopping. Especially when they saved about $8 million after dealing Javier Vazquez for Cabrera.

It is doubful that the Braves are willing to spend the kind of money it would take to land Matt Holliday and Jason Bay is probably a longshot, too. But they might go after Jermaine Dye, Xavier Nady or another of the lower cost options still on the market. There have also been rumors that Atlanta is interested in Mark DeRosa who could not only provide outfield pop, but who could also provide insurance at first base if Glaus spends time on the disabled list. Or, better yet, Chipper Jones could move to first in his advancing age and DeRosa could play third...

In short, this probably doesn't mess with the Birds' "Plan A" but it could really mess with their plans B, C and D.