View Full Version : Glavine retires, takes job with Braves

02-11-2010, 02:47 PM
ATLANTA -- Tom Glavine has officially ended his playing career and reunited with the Braves' organization.

The Braves have announced that Glavine has accepted the invitation to serve as a special assistant to team president John Schuerholz.

When he meets with the media at Turner Field on Thursday afternoon, Glavine is expected to officially announce that he has ended any thoughts about throwing another pitch at the Major League level. His 305 career wins stand as the fourth-most recorded by a left-handed pitcher.

In January, Glavine told MLB.com that he was contemplating this opportunity. At the same time, he confirmed that his retirement was all but official.

"I think if anybody has any common sense, they can figure out that I'm probably not going to pitch again," said Glavine, who was released by the Braves in June after he was unable to convince them that he had recovered from surgical procedures performed on his shoulder and elbow the previous year.

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 within 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 also expected to help general manager Frank Wren and manager Bobby Cox with various projects.