Free agent infielder Troy Glaus is not officially retiring. But he will sit out the start of the 2011 season and possibly beyond, according to his agent, Mike Nicotera.
"Troy had opportunities to sign with more than one club this off-season and each time he was presented with a particular opportunity, he weighed it against spending more time with his wife and family," Nicotera said. "After a good deal of thought and discussion in each instance, he decided to pass on playing.
"At this point, Troy is just looking forward to becoming a dad for the first time (his wife is due at the end of February) and to being able to spend a spring at home for the first time in many years. As for his future in terms of baseball, he hasn't closed any doors permanently."
Sounds like it might be the end of the road for Troy. Watching him late in the season last year was a bit painful. His range of motion was severely limited, and that affected everything from his fielding to his hitting. He had one incredible month last year, so we know he still has some ability left in him. Maybe a shorter season is just what the doctor ordered.