It is indeed another family reunion for 42-year-old southpaw Tom Glavine. Except this time, he’ll try to attend without injuries.
Glavine has resigned with the Atlanta Braves to a one-year, incentive-laden contract. The contract has a base salary of $1 million, but with all incentives achieved, he could make $4.5 million. His incentives are based on time; on his first day on the Braves’ Major League roster, he stands to make an additional $1 million. Should Glavine last 30 days, he makes another $1.25 million which doubles should he stay 90 days on the roster.
Last year, arguably his roughest in the Majors due to injuries, Glavine went 2-4 with a 5.54 ERA over 13 starts. His season ended in August as he underwent elbow and shoulder surgery. This has the possiblity of being the last season for the 305-game-winner, so Glavine – and the Braves – would love to end it on a high note.