UPDATE: Glavine, Braves near contract.

Glav making a start against the Phillies

Glav making a start against the Phillies

The Braves appear close to bringing veteran lefty Tom Glavine back to Atlanta. Glavine, who has expressed a desire to return to the Braves this off-season, was hoping the team’s feelings would be mutual.

It appears Glavine’s wish will be granted.

The Braves have revised their initial offer to the southpaw and have reportedly increased the incentive portion of their one-year contract proposal, which now could earn Glavine up to $4.5 million dollars this season if the hurler stays healthy. A good portion of the money in this contract will be deferred. While the offer still falls below what Glavine had requested, it seems the two sides are close enough and will come to an agreement.

The team could be making an announcement on Glavine’s signing very shortly.

The Braves expect Glavine to arrive in camp towards the end of the month and they plan to pencil him into the 5th spot of their revamped rotation.

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