Paul's Redbird Report

September 4, 2009 8:58 PM

Glaus is in uncomfortable position

Troy Glaus was suppose to return from his off-season shoulder surgery during the heart of the 2009 Cardinal's season. It didn't happen and now Glaus is the one paying the price.

He finally joined the Cardinals during the September call-up period and is basically a pinch hitter. Glaus will probably get little playing time as Mark DeRosa is handling third base these days.

Glaus needs to play to show teams that he is recovered from the shoulder surgery. He is a 2010 free agent and it is almost a lock he will not be back in a Cardinal uniform. The only way I see Glaus returning to the Cardinals is if they don't resign DeRosa or even Khalil Greene or go with a minor leaguer. Greene, a career shortstop, has seen a little time at the hot corner spelling DeRosa.

Some see Glaus as a pinch hitting option for the postseason. I don't see it that way, First, he doesn't have much pinch hitting experience, second he isn't going to get many at bats the remainder of the season and third the Cardinals already have a top-heavy right handed starting lineup. It would make sense to keep a left hander or two on the bench instead.

Do you think Glaus will play for the Cardinals in the postseason?

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