Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting today that the Braves released Tom Glavine after he threw six scoreless innings in the minors yesterday. He’s recovering from minor elbow and shoulder surgeries in the off-season.
Apparently, the Braves told him that they’re releasing him because his velocity is down. Velocity is down? When did he ever have velocity? It sounds like a low-class move on the surface but I’d like to hear Frank Wren’s side of the story.
I never liked Glavine on the Mets just because he was an iconic Brave when he got here. But he deserves better than this from the Braves. I’ll be curious to see what the Braves bloggers have to say about this.