With Christmas trees and the Braves payroll all well-trimmed, it appears that Frank Wren's quest for offense can finally begin. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports tweets that the Braves are "close" with Troy Glaus, who would play first base. Prior to his injury last season, Glaus had posted OPS's of .839 or better every year since 2004. He's a consistent hitter, and an excellent upside play for the Braves. Keep it here: we'll have financial terms for you as soon as they're available.
UPDATE: David O'Brien tweets that the deal is worth about $2 million in base salary, plus incentives. The deal's not expected to be announced until after the holidays when Glaus can get a physical. Renowned doc Lewis Yocum has already given a green light on Glaus' surgically repaired shoulder, so O'Brien says not to expect problems with the physical. Still, it wasn't just the shoulder surgery that limited Glaus to 14 games last year: complications from the surgery led to back issues for him, so there's more to examine than just the shoulder.