Atlanta Braves Drop Glavine

Channel 2 Action News sports anchor Zach Klein has learned that the Atlanta Braves have released veteran left-hander Tom Glavine.

In a stunning move, the Atlanta Braves released the 305-game winner on Wednesday, just when it seemed he was ready to return to the big leagues.

The 43-year-old Glavine, who was coming back from shoulder and elbow surgery, threw six scoreless innings for Class-A Rome on Tuesday night and proclaimed himself ready to pitch in the majors again.

via Tom Glavine Released From Atlanta Braves – Sports News Story – WSB Atlanta.

Bit of a shocker here. Yes, I do follow sports a bit. Glavine, certainly a Hall of Fame caliber pitcher, seemed poised to make another comeback. There is speculation that there are financial motives in the move, by cutting Glavine now the Braves save millions of dollars.