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Friday, December 10, 2004


THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING BASEBALL PLAYER: ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS SIGN TROY GLAUS 

Have you noticed that baseball players are shrinking? It's a weird phenomenon. Troy Glaus appeared at his press conference with the Arizona Diamondbacks appearing 5 years younger than his season-form self. He now looks like an eager minor leaguer compared to his bruising visage from when he was on the Angels.

[Fox Sports] All-Star third baseman Troy Glaus agreed Thursday to a four-year, $45 million contract with the Diamondbacks, who hope the 2002 World Series MVP will rebound from a shoulder injury that slowed him the past two seasons.
The deal includes a signing bonus of $4 million and annual salaries of $8 million, $9 million, $10.5 million and $12.5 million. The contract also provides Glaus a hotel suite on road trips and up to $250,000 reimbursement per year for personal business expenses.

Glaus, 28, hit .284 with an American League-leading 47 home runs in 2000, followed by 41 homers in 2001 and 30 in the Angels' World Series championship season of 2002. In Anaheim's seven-game World Series triumph over San Francisco, he hit .385 with three home runs and eight RBIs.

The three-time All-Star played in only 91 games in 2003 because of the shoulder problems, then appeared in 29 last season before arthroscopic surgery.



December 2004


September 2004


May 2002


October 2002

1999 29 HR, 79 RBI, .240
2000 47 HR, 102 RBI, .284
2001 41 HR, 108 RBI, .250
2002 30 HR, 111 RBI, .250
2003 16 HR, 50 RBI, .248
2004 18 HR, 42 RBI, .251

ESPN: 6'5" 240
Baseball Reference: 6'5" 245
Yahoo: 6'5" 240
Cube: 6'5" 229
SportsLine: 6'5" 240

According to Arizona Diamondbacks website, his listed height and weight for the 2004 seasons was 6' 5" and 240. What will be his listed weight for the 2005 season?

MLB.com's Steve Gilbert wrote about the press conference.

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