Braves take a chance on Glaus

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - The Atlanta Braves have signed slugger Troy Glaus to a one-year contract. FoxSports first reported the deal, which will become official once he passes a physical.

Glaus missed most of last season recovering from shoulder surgery. He appeared in 14 games late in the season for the St. Louis Cardinals and hit .172 with two RBI.

The 33-year-old veteran, who set a St. Louis franchise mark for third basemen with a .982 fielding percentage in 2008, is being brought into Atlanta to play first base, a position he has played just six times in 1,409 big league games.

Glaus owns a .255 batting average, 304 home runs and 879 RBI in his career with the Angels, Diamondbacks, Blue Jays and Cardinals. He was a member of the Angels' 2002 World Series championship team and hit a career-high 47 home runs for the Halos in 2000.