ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ The Atlanta Braves would like to bring back
Tom Glavine after a five-year absence.
New general manager Frank Wren spoke with the two-time Cy Young
Award winner and his agent, Gregg Clifton. Wren said today he will
call again next week, after teams can start making offers to free
Glavine spent his first 16 major league seasons with Atlanta,
then pitched for the New York Mets for five years.
He lives in suburban Atlanta and was hoping to get an offer from
the Braves after the 2006 season.
Atlanta never made an offer, and he agreed December first to
re-sign with the Mets.
Wren says the team has flexibility this year to be more active
in both the trade and free-agent markets.
Glavine, a left-hander who turns 42 in March, was 13-and-eight
with a 4.45 ERA for the Mets this year, when he earned his 300th
He was hit hard in his final two starts as the Mets collapsed
down the stretch, including the season-ending loss to Florida when
he failed to get out of the first inning.
Clifton said Glavine could make a decision during the week
before the winter meetings, which start December third.
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