Glavine ready to take next step with the Braves
Tom Glavine is ready to officially put an end to his playing career and enter his next venture with the Braves.
The Braves have announced Glavine has accepted their invitation to serve as a special assistant to team president John Schuerholz.
When he meets with media members this afternoon at Turner Field, Glavine is expected to confirm he has no plans to attempt to pitch again. His 305 victories stand as the fourth-most ever registered by a left-handed pitcher in Major League history.
Glavine will assist Schuerholz with a variety of projects on both the baseball and business ends. In addition, the 300-game winner will also have a presence with the club in both the television and radio broadcast booths.
Most of Glavine’s broadcast responsibilities will be with the club’s new radio partner 680 The Fan. But he will also do television work during some games broadcast on FOX Sports South.
Glavine, who made his Major League debut with the Braves in 1987 and notched 244 of his victories with Atlanta, is expected to spend some time with the club during Spring Training. .